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Aylmer, John (1520/21–1594), bishop of London

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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Aylmer, John (1520/21–1594), bishop of London, was descended from the Norfolk branch of an ancient family long established in Tivetshall St Mary. The identities of his parents are unknown. He was born in 1520 or 1521, since his funeral inscription recorded his age at death as seventy-three. Before consecration he emphasized his putative Anglo-Saxon origins by signing himself '...

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