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Stapleton, Thomas

(1535–98). RC controversialist; b. Henfield, Sussex, Eng.; educ. Wirchester and New Coll., Oxford; prebendary (see Prebend) Chichester 1558 under Mary* I; taught at Douai, Fr., 1569–90; prof. Louvain, Belg., 1590; dean of Hilvarenbeek, Neth.; protonotary apostolic (see Prothonotarius apostolicus). Works include Principiorum fidei doctrinalium demonstratio; Tres Thomas (lives of the apostle, Thomas a Becket,* and Thomas More*); Auctoritatis ecclesiasticae defensio (against W. Whitaker*).

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