Marprelate noun Martin, the pen name of the anonymous author or authors of a series of satirical Puritan tracts (1588–89), attacking the bishops of the Church of England
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Here Nash takes his customary side in the Marprelate business.
That is Will; and Nash detains him for a moment just to listen to his last words on the Marprelate controversy.
J. M. Barrie
Finally, there was the Marprelate press, of which Robert Waldegrave was the chief printer.
Henry R. Plomer