Crowley, Robert

Crowley, Robert an English divine and poet, was born in Gloucestershire or Northamptonshire, and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was elected probationer fellow in 1542. In the beginning of the reign of Edward VI he settled in London, there carried on the trade of printing and bookselling, and preached often, being in orders. Eventually several benefices were bestowed upon him, among which were the archdeaconry and a prebend in Hereford, both of which he resigned in 1567, a prebend in St. Paul's, the rectory of St. Peter le Poor, and the vicarage of St. Giles's, Cripplegate. He died June 18, 1588, leaving, among other works, The Voice of the Last Trumpet, blown by the Seventh Angel: Pleasure and Pain, Heaven and Hell: — The Four Usual Notes of Christ's Church (1581, 4to). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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