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Bishop first of Exeter and then of Norwich, born at Ashby-de-la-Zouch; was accused of favouring Puritanism, and incurred the enmity of Laud; was sent to the Tower for joining 12 prelates who had protested against certain laws passed in Parliament during their enforced absence from the House; being released on bail, be returned to Norwich, and was persecuted by the Puritans, who plundered his house and spoiled the cathedral; was the author of a set of political satires and of "Meditations," early instances in English literature of an interest in biography (1574-1656).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Hall, Joseph'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/h/hall-joseph.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.