Thomas Raynalde (fl. 1540–1551) was an English physician, known as the translator or editor of Eucharius Rösslin's De Partu Hominis. The translation was published as The Byrth of Mankynde, otherwyse named The Womans Booke (often referred to as The Womans Booke) in 1545 and was highly successful, running to eleven or thirteen editions and remaining in use until 1654.A Compendious Declaration of the Excellent Vertues of a Certain Lateli Inventid Oile, published in 1551, is believed to have been written by the same person.
Little is known of his life, but it is now thought that Raynalde was a different person from the printer of the translation, of the almost identical name Thomas Raynald(e).
William Paget, 1st Baron Paget of Beaudesert, was an English statesman and accountant who held prominent positions in the service of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I.
Cuthbert Tunstall was an English Scholastic, church leader, diplomat, administrator and royal adviser. He served as Prince-Bishop of Durham during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.
Alexander Nowell was an Anglican priest and theologian. He served as Dean of St Paul's during much of Elizabeth I's reign, and is now remembered for his catechisms.
Philemon Holland was an English schoolmaster, physician and translator. He is known for the first English translations of several works by Livy, Pliny the Elder, and Plutarch, and also for translating William Camden's Britannia into English.
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Thomas Newton was an English clergyman, poet, author and translator.
Richard Sherry was an English schoolteacher and author.
William Beloe was an English divine and miscellaneous writer.
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John Twyne (c.1505–1581) was an English schoolmaster, scholar and author, and also Member of Parliament for Canterbury.
Renold Elstracke, 1570 – after 1625, was one of the earliest native engravers in England.
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Thomas Geminus, was a pseudonym for the Flemish refugee Thomas Lambrit/Thomas Lambert, an engraver and printer, active from the 1540s in London, and noted for his 1545 Latin work, Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio, aere exarata printed by John Herford. Geminus started work in England by working with Thomas Raynalde and producing "The byrth of Mankinde" aka "The Woman's booke" in 1545.
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