Nicholas Udall

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Nicholas Udall was born in Hampshire in 1505. In January 1520 he was admitted at Corpus Christi College, Oxford as scholar. In 1524 he was elected probationer Fùfellow and probably took his B.A. In 1527-28 he was in trouble for reading or possessing heretical books, but he was not expelled from the college. In 1533 he composed, in collaboration with the antiquary John Leland, verses and ditties in Latin and English for the London pageants celebrating the coronation of Anne Boleyn. In the same year he published his Flovres for Latine Spekynge, a selection from Terence that he had compiled for the use of his pupils.

In 1534 Udall took the degree of M.A. and was appointed headmaster of Eton College. It is during …

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Caputo, Nicoletta. "Nicholas Udall". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2001
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