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John Cheke
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Born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Born on 16th of June 1514
Died on 13rd of September 1557

Born 1514. Died 1557 - English scholar.


Tutor to Prince of Wales whose accession led to a seat in parliament in 1547 and a knighthood in 1552. Imprisoned during reign of Mary I. Went abroad to teach but seized while in Belgium, taken to Tower of London and forced to recant his Portestantism.

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