Gilbert Wakefield

Gilbert Wakefield (1756 - 1801), scholar and controversialist, born at Nottingham, educated at Cambridge. He was a strong defender of the French Revolution, and was imprisoned for two years for writing a seditious pamphlet. He published editions of various classical writers, and among his theological writings are EARLY CHRISTIAN WRITERS ON THE PERSON OF CHRIST (1784), AN EXAMINATION OF PAINE'S AGE OF REASON (1794), and SILVA CRITICA (1789-95).