Thomas Beconus Sacrosanctae Theologiae Professor Anno Aetatis Suae.49.1560. Vive Memor Lethi.Ora expressa vides, viuos imitantia vultus, Quod potuit calimo, pictor, & arte vides. Mentis quam nullus potuit tibi reddere pictor, Effigiem scriptis, praebuit ipse suis.
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Titlepage of the third part of his "Bookes". Thomas Beccon (c.1512-1567) was a British protestant reformer. He studied under Hugh Latimer, and was ordained in 1553. Like other bishops and preachers of the time, he was arrested for his protestant views and was forced to recant around 1540. He then took un his nom-de-plume 'Theodore Basille' and when Edward VI come to the throne seven years later he was made chaplain to the Lord Protector. Cranmer made him one of the "Six Preachers of Canterbury" and a chaplain in Cranmer's own household.
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