Bagshaw, Edward

Bagshaw, Edward an English clergyman, son of the lawyer of the same name who became famous for his opposition to royalty, was born in 1629, and educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He took holy orders in 1659, and became second master of Westminster School, when the famous Dr. Busby was headmaster. Since the two could not agree, Bagshaw was displaced, and was for some time chaplain to Arthur, earl of Anglesey. He published numerous controversial works, directed against Baxter, L'Estrange, Morley, bishop of Worcester, and others. For some attack upon the government, in his later years, he was subjected to twenty-two weeks' imprisonment in Newgate. He died Dec. 28, 1671. See Wood, Athenoe Oxonienses; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Rose, New Biog. Dict. s.v.

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