- Margaret Bowker
Cooper, Thomas (c. 1517–1594), theologian and bishop of Winchester, was born in Catte Street, Oxford, to poor parents; his father is said to have been a tailor.
Cooper rose from being a menial servant at Magdalen College, Oxford, to admission to the college school as a chorister in 1530–31, when he was over twelve. Nothing is known of his childhood except that it was hard and he was diligent. Taught grammar by ...