Richard Nykke; ?-1535; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Richard Nykke; ?-1535; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Born in Somerset. Son of Richard and Joan Nykke. Doctor of law at Oxford University. Archdeacon of Wells in 1494. Made canon of Windsor in 1496, canon of York on 13 July 1494. Promoted to the see of Norwich 1500. Prov. 26 February 1501, temporalities 24 April 1501, consecrated 6 June 1501. In 1508 he deputed Sir James Hobart archdeacon of Norwich. Described as a man of bad character, said to be so well known that few that he met had not heard of his fame. He was adverse to the reformation that had begun, and openly renounced the Pope's supremacy, yet he secretly held a correspondence in order to keep his bishopric. Convicted, he was committed to the Marshalsea, kept there a prisoner for a long time, and fined 10,000 marks. Died 29 December 1535. Buried in Norwich Cathedral on the south side of the nave.


Norwich, Norfolk

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