Holland, Thomas

Holland, Thomas A celebrated English divine, born at Ludlow, in Shropshire, in 1539, was educated at Exeter College, Oxford. His broad and thorough scholarship secured him the regius professorship at Oxford, and in this station "he distinguished himself so much by every kind of desirable attainment, divine or human, that he was esteemed and admired not only in our seminaries of learning at home, but also in the universities abroad" (Middleton, Ev. Biog. 2, 373 sq.; compare also Jocher, Gelehrt. Lex. 2, 1674). He died March 17, 1612. Holland was a zealous Protestant, and labored earnestly to drive from Oxford all Papists and their sympathizers, of whom it had not a few at this early date of Protestantism in England, It is to be regretted that most of the works he left, and these were few indeed, were never printed. Allibone mentions Oratio Oxon. (Oxford, 1599, 4to) and Sermons (ibid. 1601, 4to).

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