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John Bramhall

(1594—1663) Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh

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Abp. of Armagh from 1661. He went to Ireland as Strafford's chaplain in 1633, becoming Bp. of Derry in 1634. He retired to England in 1642 and to the Continent in 1644. He devoted his exile to defending the English Church against attacks, writing against the Puritans, against the philosophical materialism and determinism of T. Hobbes, and against the RC Church. As Archbishop, he exercised moderation in enforcing the Conformity Laws.

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