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Anthony Trollope , 1815-1882, Novelist; conceived idea for The Warden when walking alongside R. Avon near The Close.


George Herbert , 1593-1633, Poet; rector of Bemerton


Henry Fielding , 1707-1754, Novelist;, married a Miss Craddock of Salisbury, lived in 3 houses in the city, wrote part of Tom Jones (1749) at Milford.


James Harris , 1709-1780, Grammarian; born in The Close. Wrote Hermes, or a Philosophical Inquiry concerning Universal Grammar (1751)


John Foxe , 1516-1587, Martyrologist, canon of Salisbury Cathedral from 1563


John Jewel , 1522-1571, Theologian; bishop of Salisbury 1560-1571


John of Salisbury , c.1118-1180, Scholar and statesman; born at, or near, Old Sarum


John Thornborough , 1551-1641, Churchman and radical writer; born in Salisbury


John Tobin , 1770-1804, Dramatist; born at Salisbury


Michael Maschiart , d. 1598, Latin poet; born in Salisbury.


Philip Massinger , 1583-1640, Dramatist; born at Salisbury


Richard Hayter , 1611-1684, Theological writer born in Salisbury.


Sir Tobie Matthew , 1577-1655, Catholic churchman and polemicist; born in Salisbury.


Thomas Bennet , 1673-1728, Religious polemicist; born in Salisbury.


William Coxe , 1747-1828, Historian; died in Salisbury


William Golding , 1911-1993, Novelist; teacher in Salisbury

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