Richard Foxe

(c. 1448—1528) administrator, bishop of Winchester, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Related Overviews

Thomas Wolsey (1472—1530) royal minister, archbishop of York, and cardinal

Henry VII (1457—1509) king of England and lord of Ireland


Warham, William (c. 1456—1532) administrator and archbishop of Canterbury

See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • British History


Quick Reference

(c. 1448–1528).

Bishop and statesman. Foxe was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. Henry VII appointed him bishop of Exeter, king's secretary, and lord privy seal. He was greatly employed in diplomatic and matrimonial negotiations. Foxe was translated to Bath and Wells in 1492, to Durham in 1494, and to Winchester in 1501. From 1507 to 1519 he was master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. His influence waned as that of Wolsey grew in the reign of Henry VIII and he gave up the privy seal in 1516.

Subjects: British History.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »