A General Biographical Dictionary Volume 3

A General Biographical Dictionary Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...by Porphyry and Eusebius. Suidas mentions other works of Sanchoniathon, which are entirely lost.--Biag. Univ. _ BANCROFT (william) a learned and distinguished English prelate of the seventeenth century. He was born at Fresingfield in Suffolk, in 1616, and after studying at a grammar-school at St Edmundsbury, he was admitted into Emanuel college, Cambridge, in 1633. Tn 1642 he obtained a fellowship, from which he was ejected in 1649 for refusing to take the covenant. He then visited France and Italy; and returning home on the Restoration, he was chosen one of the university preachers, and in 1661 he assisted in revising the Liturgy. In 1664 he was made dean of York, and towards the close of that year he was removed to the deanery of St Paul's, London. In this station he distinguished himself by bis munificent contributions towards the repair, and afterwards of the rebuilding of the cathedral. In 1663 he was presented by the king to the archdeaconry ol Canterbury, which preferment he resigned after he had held it two years. He was chosen prolocutor of the lower house of convocation, which station he held in 1677, when he was unexpectedly raised to the metropolitan see of Canterbury. His conduct as primate displays a conscientious regard for the laws of his country, and the rights of the church over which he presided. In 1687 he was, with six other prelates, committed to the Tower for presenting to king James II a remonstrance agaiust the declaration of indulgence ordered to be read in churches; and being tried in the court of King's Bench, the archbishop and his colleagues were acquitted. On the secession of the king, he concurred with the lords, spiritual and temporal, assembled at Guildhall, December 11, 1688, in signing an address to the prince...show more

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  • Paperback | 600 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236517342
  • 9781236517340