John Williams

(1582—1650) archbishop of York

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Abp. of York. Under James I he received many benefices, including the bishopric of Lincoln (1621), and was made Lord Keeper. He was disliked by Charles I and W. Laud, but in the Long Parliament he headed a party of compromise and, recovering royal favour, was translated to York in 1641. He was a royalist in the Civil War but allowed to retire to Wales.

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