History of Leith, Edinburgh

December 23, 2011

William Laud

Laud was born in a house on Broad Street in Reading, of comparatively lowly origins; his father, also named William, was a cloth merchant (a fact about which Laud was to remain sensitive throughout his career). He was baptised at St Laurence’s Church in Reading.He was educated at Reading School and, through a White Scholarship, St John’s College, Oxford. for more click here

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