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Law, William
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Law, William, * 1686 (King's Cliffe), † 9 Apr 1761 (King's Cliffe)

Law was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow in 1711. His personal history is somewhat parallel to that of → John Pordage. Like Pordage, Law refused to take the oath of allegiance to, in Law's case, King George I in 1714, making him a Nonjuror, forcing him to resign his college position, and disallowing him other public positions as well. Law then lived in Putney, near London, at the home of Edward Gibbon from 1727 to 1737, where he tu…

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Versluis, Arthur, “Law, William”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_203>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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