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John Strype

Strype, John (strĪp) [key], 1643–1737, English ecclesiastical historian and biographer. A graduate of Cambridge, he took holy orders. Much of his early life was spent in collecting old charters, letters, and various documents, mostly of the Tudor period. Later he used these in his cumbersome but valuable works. These include the Annals of the Reformation (2 parts, 1708–9) and biographies of Thomas Cranmer (2 parts, 1694), John Aylmer (1701), Sir John Cheke (1705), Edmund Grindal (1710), Matthew Parker (1711), and John Whitgift (2 parts, 1717–18).

See biography by A. P. Wire (1902).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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