* members of the
"Family of Love", an extremist sect founded by Hendrik Niclaes at
Emden, about 1540. He derived his mysticism from David George, or, an
Anabaptist of Delft, whose followers are sometimes called Davidists or Davists.
He implanted his ideas in England in the reign of Edward VI and the sect gained
a hold in the eastern counties in spite of persecution. They maintained that
all people were of one family and that religion consisted essentially of love.
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