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Foxe, Richard

Foxe, Richard (c.1448–1528). Bishop and statesman. Foxe was born near Grantham and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. On a visit to Paris he became acquainted with Henry of Richmond who, after gaining the throne as Henry VII, appointed Foxe bishop of Exeter, king's secretary, and lord privy seal. He was greatly employed in diplomatic and matrimonial negotiations. In 1491 he baptized Prince Henry. Foxe was translated to Bath and Wells in 1492, to Durham in 1494, and to Winchester in 1501. From 1507 to 1519 he was master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. His influence waned as that of Wolsey grew in the reign of Henry VIII and he gave up the privy seal in 1516. In his later years, while growing blind, he founded Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and encouraged the study of Greek. In view of the trust both monarchs placed in him, he would presumably have gained Canterbury were it not for the long tenure of Warham (1503–32).

J. A. Cannon

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