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Henry Ainsworth

AINSWORTH, Henry. b. Swanton Morley (north west of Norwich), Norfolk, 1569 (baptized 15 January 1570); d. 1622. He was educated at Swanton Morley and at St John’s College, Cambridge, moving to Gonville and Caius College, where he excelled at Hebrew but left in 1591 without taking a degree. He developed Separatist views, and was at variance with the Church of England, and also with other sectarians. At some point in the 1590s he emigrated to Holland, living in Amsterdam, where he continued his studies in Hebrew, but where he was involved in numerous disputes with the Separatists there. Among his published works were The Communion of Saincts (1607) and An Arrow Against Idolatrie (1610). He is...

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