Friday, September 07, 2007

Roger Williams (theologian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

re: "...Roger was born to a Puritan family in London, England in about 1603. His father, James Williams (1562-1620), was a merchant in Smithfield, England. His mother was Alice Pemberton (1564-1634).
Under the patronage of Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), the famous jurist, Williams was educated at Sutton's Hospital and at the University of Cambridge, Pembroke College (B.A., 1627). He seems to have had a gift for languages, and early acquired familiarity with Latin, Greek, Dutch, and French. He gave John Milton lessons in Dutch in exchange for lessons in Hebrew..."...

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