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Richard Eden
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Richard Eden was born in about 1520 or 1521, possibly in Herefordshire, into a merchant family, although some of his relatives were ordained. He went to Cambridge in 1534. Biographers speculate that he had a clerical career in mind. He attended Christ’s College, then Queens’ College, graduating with a BA in 1538. At Cambridge, he was taught and influenced by Sir Thomas …

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Bennett, Clinton, “Richard Eden”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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