Fulke William, Dd
Fulke William, D.D., a famous Puritan divine, was born in London, and went in 1555 to St. John's College, Cambridge, of which he became fellow in 1564. He spent six years at Clifford's Inn, studying law, but preferred letters, and especially theology. "He took orders, but, being suspected of Puritanism, as be was the intimate friend of Cartwright, then professor of divinity, he emas expelled frolm college. The earl of Leicester presented him in 1571 to the living of Warley, in Essex, and two years after to Kedington, in Suffolk. He afterwards took his degree of D.D. at Cambridge, and, as chaplain, accompanied the earl of Lincoln when he went as ambassador to France, and on his return he was made master of Pembroke Hail, and Margaret professor. He died in 1589. "In force of argument and criticism he was one of the ablest divines of his time, and one of the principal opponents of the Roman Church" (Darling). His writings, which were very numerous, both in Latin and English, were directed chiefly against Popery. The most important of them are the Rhemes Translation of the New Testament, and the authorized English Version with the Arguments of Bookes, Chapters, and Annotations of the Rhemists, and Dr. Fulke's Confutation of all such Arguments, Glosses, and Annotations (first edition, 1580; often reprinted;
last. ed. by Hartshorne, Camhbridge, 1843, 8vo; New York, 1834, 8vo): — Defence of the sincere and true Translation of the Scriptures, against Gregory Marlin (new edit. by Parker Society, Camb. 1843, 8vo): — Answers to Stapleton, Martiall, and Sandecs (on the controversy with Rome, reprinted by the Parker Society, Cambridge, 1848, 8vo).