Joseph Hall; c 1574-1656; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Joseph Hall; c 1574-1656; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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c 1574-1656


Born in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire. Educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Rector at Halsted/Hawsted, Suffolk. Travelled to Germany through Flanders for 1 year 6 months. Offered the bishopric of Gloucester, but refused it. Took the see of Exeter and translated to Norwich 1641. Elected 15 November 1641, confirmed 16 December 1641. Imprisoned in Tower of London because it was claimed that the bishops should be impeached for high treason on their endeavouring to pervert the fundamental laws of the land. The Earl of Essex obtained his freedom. When in Norwich he was harassed abused, and his estate seized. Buried at Heigham, Norfolk.
Wrote: 'Episcopy by Divine Right' and 50 treatises. Died 8 September 1656 at Heigham, Norfolk aged 82 years. Lived in Heigham, Norfolk.


Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; Halsted, Suffolk; Germany; Belgium; Exeter, Devon; London; Norwich, Norfolk; Heigham, Norfolk

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Created on: 21/11/2003 by Droip




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