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A D Crake

The devotional writings and historical fiction of English priest and author Augustine David Crake (1836-1899), who wrote for young readers, have been compared to those of John Mason Neale. In Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, where his father maintained a middle-class school, Crake was born on October 1st, 1836. Despite having grown up in a Calvinist home, he switched to the Church of England in 1858 and was baptized. He chose to work as a teacher and graduated from London University in 1864. In 1865,...See more