Thomas Pierce

Thomas Pierce or Peirse (1622–1691) was an English churchman and controversialist, a high-handed President of Magdalen College, Oxford, and Dean of Salisbury.wikipedia
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He entered the household of Dorothy Spencer, Countess of Sunderland, as tutor to her only son Robert Spencer.
Lady Spencer had him educated after his father's death, first engaging a Calvinist tutor for him, Dr Thomas Pierce, and afterwards sending him to Christ Church, Oxford.

Dean of Salisbury

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Thomas Pierce or Peirse (1622–1691) was an English churchman and controversialist, a high-handed President of Magdalen College, Oxford, and Dean of Salisbury.

Henry Hickman

Controversy raged about these works until 1660, and in further tracts Pierce replied to attacks by William Barlee, rector of Brockhall, Northamptonshire, Edward Bagshawe, Henry Hickman, and Richard Baxter.
He wrote in defence of nonconformity and had fierce controversies with Thomas Pierce, dean of Salisbury, John Durel, Peter Heylyn, Matthew Scrivener, Laurence Womack and other churchmen.

Arthur Phillips (musician)

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Arthur Phillips is also said to have composed music for his poems.
He set poems (including royalist poetry) and hymns to music, including "The Requiem, or, Liberty of an Imprisoned Royalist" (1641) by Thomas Pierce (another Magdalen student, who was a Fellow of Magdalen from 1643 until his expulsion by the Parliamentary visitation).

Magdalen College, Oxford

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Thomas Pierce or Peirse (1622–1691) was an English churchman and controversialist, a high-handed President of Magdalen College, Oxford, and Dean of Salisbury.

Devizes

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He was the son of John Pierce or Peirse, a woollen-draper and mayor of Devizes, Wiltshire.

Wiltshire

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He was the son of John Pierce or Peirse, a woollen-draper and mayor of Devizes, Wiltshire.

Magdalen College School, Oxford

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He was appointed chorister of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1633, while receiving an education in Magdalen College School under William White, for whom in 1662 he obtained preferment.

Demyship

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On 7 December 1638 he matriculated at the college, and in 1639 he became a demy.

Parliamentary visitation of the University of Oxford

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In 1643 he was elected a fellow of his college, and was expelled on 15 May 1648 by the parliamentary visitors, a proceeding which gave rise to his satire on them.

Dorothy Spencer, Countess of Sunderland

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He entered the household of Dorothy Spencer, Countess of Sunderland, as tutor to her only son Robert Spencer.

Brington, Northamptonshire

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He spent some years in travelling with his pupil through France and Italy, and in 1656 he was presented by the countess to the rectory of Brington, Northamptonshire, which he held until 1676.

Northamptonshire

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He spent some years in travelling with his pupil through France and Italy, and in 1656 he was presented by the countess to the rectory of Brington, Northamptonshire, which he held until 1676.

Calvinism

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Until the end of 1644 Pierce was a Calvinist, but he then changed his views, and attacked his abandoned opinions with the zeal of a neo-convert.

Brockhall, Northamptonshire

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Controversy raged about these works until 1660, and in further tracts Pierce replied to attacks by William Barlee, rector of Brockhall, Northamptonshire, Edward Bagshawe, Henry Hickman, and Richard Baxter.

Edward Bagshaw (theologian)

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Controversy raged about these works until 1660, and in further tracts Pierce replied to attacks by William Barlee, rector of Brockhall, Northamptonshire, Edward Bagshawe, Henry Hickman, and Richard Baxter.

Richard Baxter

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Controversy raged about these works until 1660, and in further tracts Pierce replied to attacks by William Barlee, rector of Brockhall, Northamptonshire, Edward Bagshawe, Henry Hickman, and Richard Baxter.

The Restoration

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At the Restoration, Pierce was reinstated in his fellowship, proceeding also D.D. on 7 August 1660, and being appointed in the same year chaplain-in-ordinary to Charles II.

George Morley

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His conduct brought about a visitation of the college by George Morley, bishop of Winchester, whom he treated with discourtesy.

Bishop of Winchester

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His conduct brought about a visitation of the college by George Morley, bishop of Winchester, whom he treated with discourtesy.

Henry More

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He himself wrote to Henry More that he had vacated his place for reasons of climate and love of private life, but he had been promised other preferment; and Humphry Prideaux says that he sold the headship of the college.

Humphrey Prideaux

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He himself wrote to Henry More that he had vacated his place for reasons of climate and love of private life, but he had been promised other preferment; and Humphry Prideaux says that he sold the headship of the college.

Carfax, Oxford

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On 16 June 1662 he had been appointed to the lectureship at Carfax.

Whitehall

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During 1661 and 1662 many sermons were preached by him in London, including one delivered on 1 February 1663 before the king at Whitehall against the Roman catholic church.

John Sergeant (priest)

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Two replies by J. S., usually attributed to John Sergeant, were published in 1663, and it was also answered by S. C., i.e. Serenus Cressy.