SANDYS, Edwin, Archbishop [1516?-1588] -- English prelate
A general trouble-maker,
he defended Lady Jane Grey's claim, and was imprisoned in London Tower for it.
Released, or assisted to escape, he fled to the continent
and spent some time in Strasburg with Peter Martyr.
On the accession of Elizabeth, he returned to England
and was appointed Bishop of Worcester.
He helped revise the Anglican liturgy,
and was one of the translators of the Bishop's Bible.
On the whole, Edwin was admired and respected,
and generally had the full support of Queen Elizabeth.
His great scholarship was evidenced in his sermons
(now available in hardback as "The Sermons of Edwin Sandys"),
his translations for the Bishop's Bible,
his various pastoral epistles and other letters,
and in his founding of the Hawkshead Grammar School.
| Matriculated at Cambridge University |
| Rector of the University at Cambridge |
| Master of Catherine Hall at Cambridge |
| Vice Chancellor of Cambridge |
| Imprisoned in London Tower for supporting Lady Grey; later moved to Marshalsea |
| Assisted to escape imprisonment, and fled to Germany |
| Returned to England from the Continent |
| Bishop of Worcester |
| A translator of the Bishop''s Bible |
| Bishop of London |
| Archbishop of York |
| Founded Hawkshead Grammar School |
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- Works by
- Analyses, critiques and interpretations
- Works about
- Memorials, tributes, shrines
- "The Free Grammar School of Edwyne Sandys"
that he founded in 1585
- Bibliographies and Link Farms
- Historical context, background