Thomas Wright (writer)

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Thomas Wright (fl. 1604) was an English writer, a protégé of Henry Wriothesley, third earl of Southampton, who had travelled in Italy.

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Wright is ascribed:

Another Thomas Wright, M.A., of Peterhouse, Cambridge, issued in 1685 The Glory of Gods Revenge against the Bloody and Detestable Sins of Murther and Adultery (London).

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Wikisource-logo.svg  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain :  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1900). "Wright, Thomas (d.1624?)". Dictionary of National Biography . 63. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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