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Brooks, Jameslocked

(1512–1558)
  • Caroline Litzenberger

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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' (...

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