William Rugge; ?-1550; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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William Rugge; ?-1550; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Son of William Rugg of Northrepps, Norfolk. Family were originally from Shropshire. Assumed the placename of his birth. Educated at Gonville Hall, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow and doctor of divinity. Abbot at St Benet's on 26 April 1530. He was one of the Cambridge divines who took great pains to procure King Henry VIII such a judgment about his divorce from Queen Catherine. He so pleased the king that he would grant whatever he requested. Elected 31 May 1536, consecrated 11 June 1536, resigned 26 January 1550. Died 21 September 1550. Buried in the middle of the choir in Norwich Cathedral.


Northrepps, Norfolk

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clergyman; Bishop of Norwich

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Created on: 21/11/2003 by Droip




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