- Julian Lock
Prime, John (1549/50–1596), Church of England clergyman and preacher, was born in Holywell parish, Oxford—according to Anthony Wood, son of Robert Prime, a fletcher. Scholar of Winchester College from 1564 and then of New College, Oxford, from 1569, he became fellow there in 1571, gaining his BA in 1572 and his MA in 1576. Ordained in 1575, he then proceeded to supplicate successfully for a university preaching licence in 1581, and for the degrees of BTh and DTh in 1584 and 1588 respectively. He established a reputation for aggressively protestant preaching, and fittingly dedicated to ...