Richard Cox

(c. 1500—1581) bishop of Ely

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Bp. of Ely. He sat on the commission which drew up the King's Book (1543), and he helped to compile the ‘Order of Communion’ of 1548 and the BCP of 1549 and 1552. At Oxford he introduced Peter Martyr and other foreign theologians into the university. He went into exile under Mary. Under Elizabeth I he became Bp. of Ely (1559), but he refused to minister in her chapel on account of its crucifix and lights.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

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