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Edwin Sandys

(c. 1519—1588) archbishop of York


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(c.1516–88), Abp. of York. A graduate of St John's College, Cambridge, he became master of St Catharine's Hall in 1547, vicar of Caversham in 1548, canon of Peterborough in 1549, and vice-chancellor of Cambridge University in 1553, in all these posts doing his utmost to further the principles of the English Reformation. A supporter of Lady Jane Grey, he was imprisoned in the Tower in July 1553, but eventually escaped to the Continent. On Elizabeth I's accession he returned, and was appointed subsequently to the sees of Worcester (1559), London (1570), and York (1577). A fervent and learned opponent of Romanist practices, with personal leanings towards Puritanism, he came on several occasions into collision with his clergy. He was one of the translators of the Bishops' Bible.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.

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