Henry More

MORE, Henry. b. Grantham, Lincolnshire, 12 October 1614; d. 1 September 1687. He was educated at the Grammar School in Grantham, Eton College, and Christ's College, Cambridge.  He proceeded MA and took Holy Orders in 1639. Elected a fellow of Christ’s in 1641, he lived almost entirely within the college except for visits to his ‘heroine pupil’, Anne, Viscountess Conway, of Ragley Hall, Warwickshire. In 1660 he advocated the use of a set public liturgy bearing the authority of the whole church.  He welcomed the Restoration and was awarded a DD in 1661, but he refused all ecclesiastical preferment. More’s Divine Hymns was annexed to his Divine Dialogues (Second Edition, 1668), and reprinted...

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