Fletcher, Giles

Fletcher, Giles an English theologian and poet, nephew of bishop Richard Fletcher, was born about 1588; educated at Cambridge; entered into orders, and became in 1617 rector of Alderton, Suffolk, which position he retained till his death in 1623. Besides some minor effusions, he is thought to have been the author of Christ's Victory and Triumph over Death, a poem of considerable celebrity (Cambridge, 1610, 4to; 1632, 1640, 1783; improved ed. by Grosart, Lond. 1869).

 
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