1511 ca1567
an English cleric and Protestant reformer from Norfolk. He was arrested for Protestant preaching and was forced to recant around 1540. He then began to write under the pen name of Theodore Basille. When Edward VI came to the throne in 1547, Beccon was made chaplain to the Lord Protector. Thomas Cranmer made him one of the Six Preachers of Canterbury, and a chaplain in Cranmer's own household. He contributed to Cranmer's Homilies.
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Ebuccinate: To trumpet forth. Hence ebuccinator; as Thomas Beccon declared in NEWS OUT OF HEAVEN (1541) : The ebuccinat...
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