Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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William Painter
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William Painter (also spelt Payntor) is said to have belonged to a Kentish family, although his background is obscure. He has been confused with another William Painter, who attended Cambridge University and later became Master of Sevenoaks School and an ordained deacon (he probably died in 1597). In his 1890 edition of Painter’s most important work, The palace of pleasure, Jacobs reprints Haslewood’s 1813 biographical sketch.…

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Bennett, Clinton, “William Painter”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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