John Studley

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John Studley (c. 1545–1590?) was born in the mid-1540s. He attended the newly founded Westminster School and then Cambridge University, matriculating as a pensioner at Trinity College on May 12, 1563. He earned his bachelor’s in 1566/67, becoming a junior fellow on September 8, 1567. In 1566, Studley seems to have been admitted to one of the English legal societies, the Inns of Court, probably the Inn of Chancery, Barnard’s Inn, which is affiliated with Gray’s Inn (Conley 133; Spearing xxii). Studley earned his Master’s degree at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1570, becoming a Major Fellow on April 7, 1570. He was a staunch Puritan and part of a faction which opposed John Whitgift (1530/31?–1604), …

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Winston, Jessica. "John Studley". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 July 2013
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