Rastall, John

Rastall, John a learned London printer of the first half of the 16th century, deserves a place here for his controversy with John Frith, which resulted in his becoming a Protestant. He was educated at Oxford, and he died in 1536. Though he printed, edited, and translated as well as compiled many books, he is principally known in connection with his Three Dialogues, of which the New Boke of Purgatorye (1530, fol.) was answered by Frith; his Apology against John Frith; and The Church of Joshn Rastall. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth. ii, 1743; Wood, Athenoe Oxon. i, 100.

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