John Bradshaw (writer)

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John Bradshaw (fl. 1679) was an English criminal and supposed political writer.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Alban Bradshaw, an attorney, of Maidstone, Kent, where he was born. He was admitted a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1674; but was expelled in 1677 for robbing and attempting to murder one of the senior fellows. He was tried and condemned to death, but after a year's imprisonment was released.

Anthony Wood says that Bradshaw later taught in a school, and became a Quaker. He attributed to Bradshaw The Jesuits Countermin'd; or, an Account of a new Plot, London, 1679.

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Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Bradshaw, John (fl.1679)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.