English playwright and preacher who became known for his 1636 work The Royal Slave along with his many other works.
He earned two degrees from Christ Church, Oxford.
He is sometimes classified as a Son of Ben, which is a member of a group of 17th-century comedic playwrights who wrote in the style of Ben Jonson.
His father was William Cartwright of Gloucestershire.
He and Jean Racine were both 17th-century dramatists.