John Hooper

(d. 1555) bishop of Gloucester and Worcester and protestant martyr

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Protestant martyr. In 1550 he was nominated to the see of Gloucester; he accepted only when the reference to angels and saints had been omitted from the Oath of Supremacy and after prolonged hesitation about the lawfulness of episcopal vestments. On Mary's accession he was imprisoned, and in 1555 he was tried for heresy and burnt. He was an exponent of extreme Zwinglian Protestantism and influenced the Puritans through his writings.

Subjects: History — Christianity.

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