Richard Crashaw (c. 1613 – 21 August 1649), was an English poet, styled "the divine," and known as one of the central figures associated with the Metaphysical poets in 17th Century English literature. The son of a prominent Puritan priest, Crashaw was educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Cambridge. After taking a degree, Crashaw began to publish religious poetry and to teach at Cambridge. However, his conversion from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism during the English Civil War and at a time of great hostilities between the two Christian denominations, led to his ouster from Cambridge and forced him into exile.
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