Huggarde (Hoggarde), Miles

Huggarde (Hoggarde), Miles
(fl. 1548-1557)
   Thought to have been a London shoemaker or hosier. He was one of the first lay people to write against Protestantism and for the Catholic cause. The fact that he lived in Pudding Lane caused much amusement to other people who were fond of making puns and disparaging remarks. He was a loyal servant of Queen Mary and dedicated some of his poems to her. As a leading opponent of the Reformation he incurred the displeasure of many notable Protestants of the day, and some of the Catholics were none too pleased either, that someone without "proper" education should be so much in the news. Some of his publications (shortened titles): The Abuse of the blessed sacrament of the aultare, 1548. Treatise of three Weddings, 1550. The Pathwaye to the Towre of Perfection, 1554. The assault of the sacrament of the Altar, 1554. A treatise declaring howe Christ was banished, 1554. A mirrour of loue, 1555. A Short Treatise in Meter upon Psalm 129, 1556. The Displaying of the Protestants, 1556. A newe ABC, 1557. A Myrrovre of myserie, 1557.
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (

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  • Miles Huggarde — or Hoggarde (fl. 1533 1557), was an English poet and opponent of the Reformation. He has been described as the best of Roman Catholic propagandists in the bitter pamplet war of 1553 1558[1]. Life Huggarde is stated to have been a shoemaker or… …   Wikipedia

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