Hall, Joseph (15741656)

Hall, Joseph, bishop first of Exeter and then of Norwich, born at Ashby-de-la-Zouch; was accused of favouring Puritanism, and incurred the enmity of Laud; was sent to the Tower for joining 12 prelates who had protested against certain laws passed in Parliament during their enforced absence from the House; being released on bail, be returned to Norwich, and was persecuted by the Puritans, who plundered his house and spoiled the cathedral; was the author of a set of political satires and of “Meditations,” early instances in English literature of an interest in biography (15741656).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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