- D. G. Newcombe
Hooper, John (1495x1500–1555), bishop of Gloucester and Worcester and protestant martyr, was born some time between 1495 and 1500. Little can be said for sure about either his place of origin or his parents. According to Hooper himself, his father was wealthy; there is some evidence to suggest that he had prospered in the cloth trade. Tradition has always claimed that ...