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Matthew Bridges was an Englishman born in Essex, England in 1800. He was educated in the Church of England but became a convert to the Catholic Church in connection with the famous Tractarian movement led by Cardinal Newman and others.

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Toplady, Augustus Montague

Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778) was born in Surrey, England to an affluent family. He visited Ireland at the age of 16 and converted to Christianity at a service held in a barn – an experience he considered both ironic and providential since he had felt no spiritual yearnings at the grand cathedral his family attended.

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Cranmer, Thomas

Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), the first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury, was born in Nottinghamshire, England, and studied at Jesus College, Cambridge for eight years. In 1523 he became a university preacher.

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Carmichael, Amy

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) was born in Northern Ireland and educated at Wesleyan Methodist Boarding School. She grew up in a wealthy and well-connected family. Yet, despite her privileged circumstances, she dedicated her life to missions and went to Japan in 1893.

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