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Richard Foxe

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


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(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.


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