(1612–85), Bp. of Norwich. He was a Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge, from 1633 till his expulsion by the Puritans in 1644. For a sermon preached on confession and absolution in 1637, he was brought into the Vice-Chancellor's court, but successfully defended by W. Juxon, Bp. of London. At the Restoration he became Archdeacon of Sudbury. In 1662 he was appointed President of his college, in 1667 was made Bp. of Exeter, and in 1676 translated to Norwich. He was a keen High Churchman throughout his life, best known through his Rationale upon the Book of Common Prayer (1655; many times reprinted), the object of which was to show that the C of E service was neither ‘old superstitious Roman dotage’ nor ‘schismatically new’.
From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.