Thomas Rainsborough


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Thomas Rainsborough (1610 – 30 October 1648), or Rainborough or Raineborough or Rainborowe or Rainbow or Rainborow, was a prominent figure in the English Civil War, and was the leading spokesman for the Ranters in the Putney Debates.

He was the son of William Rainsborough, a captain and Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy, and Ambassador to Morocco (for his services to end white slavery he ... more »

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  • ''The poorest He that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest He.''
    Thomas Raineborough (d. 1648), British Puritan soldier, politician. Speech, October 29, 1647, Putney, England, during the "Army debates."
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