Francis Atterbury

(1662—1732) bishop of Rochester, politician, and Jacobite conspirator

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became bishop of Rochester in 1713. He engaged in the Phalaris controversy and in the theological and political disputes of the day, and was imprisoned in 1720 for alleged complicity in a Jacobite plot. He died in exile. He was a close friend of Pope and Swift, and was one of the most noted preachers of his day.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

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