Shacklock, Richard (DNB00)

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SHACKLOCK, RICHARD (fl. 1575), catholic divine, was possibly of Lancashire extraction, and descended from the Shacklock family of Mostyn (Booker, Hist. of Blackley, p. 183). He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1555–6, M.A. 1559, and was elected fellow of his college in the latter year. Shortly after Elizabeth's accession his devotion to the catholic faith led him to retire to Louvain, where he devoted himself to the study of civil law. The date of his death has not been ascertained.

He published: A translation of the letter of Osorio de Fonseca to Queen Elizabeth, Antwerp, 1565, 8vo (running title, ‘A Pearle for a Prince’), answered by Hartwell (see Strype, Annals, i. ii. 84); and Cardinal Hosius's treatise, ‘De Heresibus’ under the title, ‘A most excellent treatise of the begynning of heresyes in oure tyme,’ Antwerp, 1565. He was also author of ‘Epitaphium in mortem Cuthberti Scoti quondam episcopi Cestrensis,’ which was translated into English and answered by Thomas Drant [q. v.]

[Fulke's Answer, ii. 4 (Parker Soc.); Strype's Annals, II. ii. 710; Cooper's Athenæ Cant.; Dodd's Church Hist.; Tanner's Bibl. Brit.; Warton's Engl. Poet. iii. 347; Ames's Typogr. Antiq. ed. Herbert, p. 871, 1610, 1612.]

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