Bishop Richard Fox of Winchester

Architect of the Tudor Age

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About the Book

Bishop Richard Fox of Winchester (1448–1528) was an important early modern English prelate whose tireless service to his church, to his king and to humanist studies single him out as one of the great shapers of the Tudor age. This book explores the life and career of Bishop Fox as an architect of his world, not only literally, physically designing chapels and colleges, but also figuratively, building the careers of other important Tudor personalities such as Thomas Wolsey and John Fisher. Fox also laid the foundation for humanist learning in England by establishing Corpus Christi College at Oxford, and he negotiated the treaties and marriages that in time produced the Tudor and Stuart successions.

About the Author(s)

Clayton J. Drees is a professor of history at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. He lives in Virginia Beach.

Bibliographic Details

Clayton J. Drees
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 212
Bibliographic Info: 14 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9579-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1727-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface 1

Introduction 5

I.  Beginnings 1448–85 17

II. Bishop and Lord Privy Seal 1485–94 37

III. Prince Bishop of Durham 1494–1501 54

IV. Bishop of Winchester 1501–09 75

V. Bishop of Winchester 1509–16 96

VI. Corpus Christi College 122

VII. Endings 1516–28 147

Chapter Notes 175

Select Bibliography 197

Index 203