Fen, John

Fen, John a Roman Catholic divine of the 16th century, was born at Montacute, Somersetshire. He was educated at New College, Oxford, where he continued till ejected by the queen's commissioners for his zeal for Romanism. He was then schoolmaster at Bury St. Edmund's, till removed on the same account. He fled to Flanders, thence to Italy, and at last fixed his residence at Louvain, where he died in 1613. He wrote and translated many books, living to celebrate his fiftieth year of exile beyond the seas. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 3:106; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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