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John Cosin

(1594—1672) bishop of Durham


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(1594–1672),

Bp. of Durham. His famous Collection of Private Devotions (1627) was compiled for the use of Queen Henrietta Maria's English maids of honour. The Long Parliament deprived him of all his benefices and in 1644 he was ejected from the Mastership of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He went to Paris, where he was chaplain to the C of E members of the Queen's household. At the Restoration (1660) he became Bp. of Durham. He attended the Savoy Conference in 1661 and influenced the subsequent revision of the BCP. His translation of the ‘Veni Creator’ was included in the Ordinal. See also Durham Book.

Subjects: Christianity.


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