1-20 of 801 results  for:

  • bishop (Church of England) x
  • Religion and belief x
Clear all

Article

Abbot, Robert (1559/60–1618), bishop of Salisbury, was born at Guildford, Surrey, 'in a house now an ale-house bearing the sign of the three mariners, by the river side, near to the bridge, on the north side of the street, in St Nicholas's parish...

Image

Robert Abbot (1559/6060–1618) by unknown artist, 1615–18 collection Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery; Photograph: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Article

Acca [St Acca] (d. 740), bishop of Hexham, is best known as the disciple of Wilfrid and patron of Bede. He became a monk at an unknown date and joined the household of Bishop Bosa of York after 678; but he seems to have attached himself to ...

Article

Aigueblanche, Peter d' [Peter de Aqua Blanca] (d. 1268), bishop of Hereford and royal councillor, was descended from the family of Briançon, holders of the lordship of Aigueblanche (Savoie) in the Tarentaise or valley of the upper Isère, dependants of the counts of Savoy...

Image

Peter d' Aigueblanche (d. 1268) tomb effigy by permission of the Dean and Chapter of Hereford Cathedral

Article

Aitken [Atkine], James (1612/13–1687), bishop of Galloway, was born in Kirkwall, Orkney, the third son of Henry Aitken, commissary and sheriff of Orkney and Shetland, and Elizabeth Buchanan. He attended Kirkwall grammar school before moving on to the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated MA on 23 July 1636. During the next two turbulent years of the covenanting revolution he completed his formal education at ...

Article

Aldrich, Robert (1488/9–1556), bishop of Carlisle, was born at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, probably the son of Richard Aldryge; his brother John, a London grocer, died early in 1518. Robert was educated at Eton College, and was admitted as a scholar of King's College, Cambridge...

Article

William Hunt

revised by Marios Costambeys

Alhmund [Alchmund] (d. 781), bishop of Hexham, was consecrated in 767. He died in 781, and was buried near his more famous predecessor, Acca, outside the walls of the church of his see. The translation of Alhmund's body to a tomb within the church took place about 1030. ...

Article

Alley, William (1510/11–1570), bishop of Exeter, entered Eton College as a scholar from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, about 1524, and proceeded to King's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a scholar on 12 August 1528, aged seventeen, and a fellow in 1530. He graduated BA early in 1533 and vacated his fellowship in 1534 on being ordained deacon, and probably also priest—presumably to take up an ecclesiastical post. At this time or later he acquired a mastery of Greek and Hebrew and a knowledge of theology which led him towards protestantism, but little is recorded about his life for the next twenty-five years. By 1544 he had proceeded MA, but from which university is unknown. The ...

Article

Andrewes, Lancelot (1555–1626), bishop of Winchester, was born in the London parish of All Hallows Barking (All Hallows by the Tower), the first of twelve children born to Thomas Andrewes (d. 1593) and his wife, Joan (d. 1598).

Image

Lancelot Andrewes (1555–1626) by Simon de Passe, 1618 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

J. B. Atlay

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Atlay, James (1817–1894), bishop of Hereford, was the second son of the Revd Henry Atlay and his wife, Elizabeth Rayner Hovell. Born on 3 July 1817 at Wakerley in Northamptonshire, he was educated at Grantham and Oakham schools, and entered St John's College, Cambridge...

Article

Atterbury, Francis (1663–1732), bishop of Rochester, politician, and Jacobite conspirator, was born on 6 March 1663 at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, the younger son of Lewis Atterbury (1630/31–1693) [see under Atterbury, Lewis (1656-1731)], then rector of Milton Keynes, and his wife, Elizabeth, ...

Image

Francis Atterbury (1663–1732) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1718 Christ Church, Oxford

Article

Aylmer, John (1520/21–1594), bishop of London, was descended from the Norfolk branch of an ancient family long established in Tivetshall St Mary. The identities of his parents are unknown. He was born in 1520 or 1521, since his funeral inscription recorded his age at death as seventy-three. Before consecration he emphasized his putative Anglo-Saxon origins by signing himself '...

Image

Gervase Babington (1549/5050–1610) by Renold Elstrack, pubd 1615 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Babington, Gervase (1549/50–1610), theologian and bishop of Worcester, was born in Nottinghamshire, as Sir John Harington noted, 'by birth … a gentleman of a verie good house' (Harington, 129). Claims that he was a native of Devon, made by John Prince...

Article

Bagot, Lewis (1740–1802), bishop of Bristol, Norwich, and St Asaph, was born on 1 January 1740, the fifth son of Sir Walter Bagot, fifth baronet (1702–1768), of Blithfield, Staffordshire, and his wife, Lady Barbara Legge (d. 1765). He was a younger brother of ...

Image

Lewis Bagot (1740–1802) by John Hoppner, 1794 Christ Church, Oxford

Article

Bagot, Richard (1782–1854), bishop of Bath and Wells, was born at Blithfield, Staffordshire, on 22 November 1782, son of William, first Baron Bagot, and his wife, the Hon. Louisa St John, daughter of the second Viscount Bolingbroke. William Bagot, second Baron Bagot, and ...