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John à Lasco in England

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Dirk W. Rodgers

John à Lasco is primarily remembered as the Superintendent of various refugee congregations, collectively known as the Strangers' Church of London. Established in 1550, this body of French, Dutch and Italian immigrants was granted remarkable rights of nonconformity, eight years prior to the accession of Elizabeth I. By examining à Lasco's superintendency, this study brings into focus the career of an otherwise obscure reformer. In particular, it defines him as one of many important, continental influences upon the Edwardian reformation and later Presbyterianism.