Bp. of Salisbury from 1560. One of the intellectual leaders of the Reforming party, under Mary he fled to the Continent. After his consecration, he was a strong supporter of the Anglican settlement against both RCs and Puritans. His celebrated defence of the C of E, the Apologia Ecclesiae Anglicanae (1562), argued that a general Reformation had been necessary, that reform by such a body as the Council of Trent was impossible, and that local Churches had the right to legislate through provincial synods.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.