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Bancroft, Richard

Born: 1544 AD
Died: 1610 AD

1544 – Archbishop Richard Bancroft was born at Farnworth, Bolton in Lancashire.

1567 – Educated at Christ’s College and finished his BA (Bachelor of Arts).

1570 – Entered in Jesus College and took his degree of MA (Master of Arts). 

1580 – He graduated BD (Bachelor of Divinity).

1585 – Bancroft graduated as DD (Doctor of Divinity).

1584 – He was presented to the rectory of St Andrew’s, Holborn.

1585 – Appointed treasurer of St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

1586 – He was made a member of the ecclesiastical commission.

1589 – Preached at Paul’s Cross a sermon, the substance of which was a passionate attack on the Puritans.

1597 – Bancroft was consecrated Bishop of London.

1600 – He was sent on an embassy, with others, to Embden, for the purpose of settling certain matters in dispute between the English and the Danes.

1604-1610 – He was the archbishop of Canterbury.

1608 – Bancroft was chosen chancellor of the university of Oxford.

         – Bancroft was "the chief overseer" of the authorized version of the Bible.

         – He oversaw translation of King James Bible.

1610 – He died at Lambeth Palace on the 2nd of November.