Hugh Paulin Cressy, also called Serenus Cressy, (born c. 1605, Thorpe-Salvin, Yorkshire [now South Yorkshire], Eng.--died Aug. 10, 1674, East Grinstead, Sussex [now West Sussex]), English Benedictine monk, historian, apologist, and spiritual writer noted for his editorship of writings by Counter-Reformation mystics.Educated at Merton College, Oxford, Cressy became chaplain to Sir Thomas Wentworth (later earl of Strafford) and subsequently to Lucius Cary (later Lord Falkland); he was also dean of Leighlin, County Carlow, and canon of Windsor, Berkshire. While in Rome (1646), he..
Ford Madox Ford, original name Ford Hermann Hueffer, also called Ford Madox Hueffer, (born Dec. 17, 1873, Merton, Surrey, Eng.--died June 26, 1939, Deauville, Fr.), English novelist, editor, and critic, an international influence in early 20th-century literature.The son of a German music critic, Francis Hueffer, and a grandson of Ford Madox Brown, one of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, Ford grew up in a cultured, artistic environment. At 18 he wrote his first novel, The Shifting of Fire (1892). His acquaintance with Joseph Conrad in 1897 led to their collaboration in The Inheritors (1901)..