Matthew Sutcliffe
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Matthew Sutcliffe or Sutclyfe was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, in 1549 or 1550, the second of five sons born to John and Mary Sutcliffe. At the age of 15 he entered Peterhouse, Cambridge, moving to Trinity as a scholar in 1568. He graduated BA in 1571, MA in 1574. A minor fellow from 1572, he became a major fellow during 1574 and began to study law. By 1581, he was lector mathematicus, an LLD and had probably been ordained, although one so…

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Bennett, Clinton, “Matthew Sutcliffe”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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