William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was an English abolitionist. He was born in Yorkshire, England and studied at Cambridge. He became a member of the House of Commons in 1790 where he remained for over 30 years.
William Tyndale (c. 1494-1536) attended both Oxford and Cambridge where he excelled as a Greek scholar. Inspired by the efforts of Martin Luther to make the Bible available in a German translation, Tyndale decided to do the same for English speaking Christians.
John Milton (1608-1674) was one of the greatest English poets. He was born in London and was educated at Cambridge. His family’s wealth allowed him to travel extensively after graduation and to spend six years at his father’s estate writing poetry.
Clive Staples (C. S.) Lewis (1898-1963) was born in Belfast, Ireland and educated at Oxford. He was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge.
Hugh Latimer (c. 1485-1555) was an English bishop and martyr, Latimer was born in Leicestershire, England and received his education at Christ’s College, Cambridge.
Miles Coverdale (1488-1568) was an English Bible translator. He was born in Yorkshire and studied philosophy and theology at Cambridge. He was ordained priest at Norwich in 1514 and then entered an Augustinian monastery.
Henry Alford (1810-1871), widely known as the author of The Greek Testament with Notes, was born in London in 1810.
Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) was born near London. Andrewes was an eloquent Anglican preacher who was ordained in 1580 after graduating from Cambridge.
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), an English clergyman, was born in Exeter, England and was educated at Clare College, Cambridge.