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Bancroft, Richard

(1544–1610). B. Farnworth, Lancashire, Eng.; educ. at Cambridge; bp. London 1597; opposed Marprelate* Tracts and Puritanism (see Puritans); held that episcopacy is of divine origin; attended Hampton Court Conference; succeeded J. Whitgift* as abp. Canterbury November 1604. See also High Church.


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