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Oliver Almond

16th-century English priest and writer, b. in the diocese of Oxford.

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Almond, OLIVER, priest and writer, b. in the diocese of Oxford. He is believed by Foley to have been the brother of the martyr, the Venerable John Almond (q.v.); but Gillow has shown that this is probably a mistake. Oliver was educated at the English Colleges at Rome (1582-87) and Valladolid, and was a missionary in England. He presented the English College at Rome with a precious chalice. Some of his correspondence is preserved in the “Westminster Archives”, and he is conjectured by Gillow to have been the writer of a work entitled, “The Uncasing of Heresies, or the Anatomie of Protestancie, written and composed by O. A.” (Louvain?) 1623, 8vo.


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