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Thornborough, John (1551?-1641), bishop of Worcester

Brett Usher

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Thornborough, John (1551?-1641), bishop of Worcester, was probably the son of Giles Thornborough of Salisbury, Wiltshire. In 1569, aged seventeen, he was admitted a demy of Magdalen College, Oxford, as of Wiltshire. He led a raffish undergraduate life, employing as his servant the young Simon Forman, who recorded that among ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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