Joseph Hall (bishop)
Joseph Hall, detail of an engraving by
|Born||1 July 1574|
|Died||8 September 1656 (aged 82)|
Heigham, Norfolk, England
Joseph Hall (1 July 1574 – 8 September 1656) was an English bishop, satirist and moralist. His contemporaries knew him as a devotional writer, and a high-profile controversialist of the early 1640s. In church politics, he tended in fact to a middle way.
He was commonly called our English Seneca, for the purenesse, plainnesse, and fulnesse of his style. Not unhappy at Controversies, more happy at Comments, very good in his Characters, better in his Sermons, best of all in his Meditations.
His relationship to the
Hall was born at Bristow Park,
The first part of his education was received at