Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Edmund Spenser
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Edmund Spenser was born in London, although his family may have originated from Lancashire. His name occasionally appears as Edmond Spenser and as Edmund Spencer. His father may have been a John Spenser, who worked for the Merchant Taylors’ Company, which would explain why Edmund attended the Merchant Taylors’ School, founded in 1561, possibly a member of the first clas…

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Bennett, Clinton, “Edmund Spenser”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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