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by Edme de Boulonoisline engraving, 1682NPG D25297
possibly by George Vertueline engraving, 1746NPG D25293
by Joseph John Jenkinsstipple engraving, possibly early to mid 19th centuryNPG D25296
by Samuel Freemanstipple engraving, probably early 19th centuryNPG D25298
after Unknown artiststipple engraving, published 1807NPG D25294
probably by William Derby, after Unknown artistpencil, circa 1835-1842NPG D23069
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05 March 2016, 19:13
Dear Sir or Madam
This note concerns the entries in your online listing marked:
William Allen (1532-1594), Cardinal; Jesuit
I wish to point out that Cardinal William Allen, though a close associate of the Jesuits, was never actually a member of the Society of Jesus himself. His designation as a Jesuit therefore needs to be removed, please.
I hope this information is helpful.
Professor Maurice Whitehead
Schwarzenbach Research Fellow
Archivum Venerabilis Collegii Anglorum de Urbe
Venerabile Collegio Inglese
Via di Monserrato 45
T: +39 06 686 8546
E: [email protected] _______________________________________________
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