1562 – Born on the 19th of October at Guildford in Surrey.
1597 – He studied, and then taught, at Balliol College, Oxford, was chosen Master of University College.
1600 – He was appointed as Dean of Winchester.
– He was three times Vice-Chancellor of the university, and took a leading part in preparing the
authorized version of the New Testament.
1608 – He went to Scotland with George Home, 1st Earl of Dunbar to arrange for a union between the
churches of England and Scotland.
1609 – He was made Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry by pleasing King James of Scotland.
1611 – His puritan instincts frequently led him not only into harsh treatment of Roman catholic,
but also into courageous resistance to the royal will.
1612 – He served as the fourth Chancellor of Trinity College, Dublin.
1618 – He forbade the reading of the declaration permitting Sunday sports.
1622 – He was so greatly distressed by the event that he fell into a state of settled melancholia.
– His enemies maintained that the fatal issue of this accident disqualified him for his office.
1633 – He died at Croydon on the 5th of August and was buried at Guildford, his native place.