Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Brooks, Jameslocked

  • Caroline Litzenberger


Brooks, James (1512–1558), bishop of Gloucester, was born in Hampshire in May 1512. Admitted in 1528 to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, as a scholar, he graduated BA on 23 June 1531 and that year was admitted to the fellowship of the college. He proceeded MA on 1 July 1535. Three years later a complaint was made against him and three other fellows that they kept 'the youth of the college from the knowledge of God's Word, resisting against the ordinances for the spread of the gospel and “extirping” of papistical doctrine' (...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

A. W. Pollard, G. R. Redgrave, & others, eds., (1926); 2nd edn, ed. W. A. Jackson, F. S. Ferguson, & K. F. Pantzer, 3 vols. (1976–91) [see also Wing, STC]
J. S. Brewer, J. Gairdner, & R. H. Brodie, eds., , 23 vols. in 38 (1862–1932); repr. (1965)
A. Wood, , 2 vols. (1691–2); 2nd edn (1721); new edn, ed. P. Bliss, 4 vols. (1813–20); repr. (1967) and (1969)
Gloucestershire Record Office, Gloucester
J. Foster, ed., , 4 vols. (1887–8), later edn (1891); , 4 vols. (1891–2); 8 vol. repr. (1968) and (2000)