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John Bale
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Johan Bale

Date of Birth: 21 November 1495

Place of Birth: Covehith, Suffolk

Date of Death: 15 November 1563

Place of Death: Canterbury


Born in Suffolk in 1495, John Bale began his studies at Cambridge in 1514. Despite the number of Protestant reformers in Cambridge at that time, he remained Catholic as a young man, becoming prior of a Carmelite friary around 1530. He moved to a priory in Ips…

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Steele Brokaw, Katherine, “John Bale”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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