Richard Fletcher

Religious Leader

1545 – 1596

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Who was Richard Fletcher?

Richard Fletcher was a Church of England priest and bishop. He was successively bishop of Worcester in 1593–1594 and bishop of London in 1595–1596.

Fletcher was educated at Norwich School, Trinity College, Cambridge, and became a fellow of Corpus Christi College. He was the father of playwright John Fletcher.

During his time as Dean of Peterborough Cathedral he was present at the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots on 8 February 1587, described by Fraser as "pray out loud and at length, in a prolonged and rhetorical style as though determined to force his way into the pages of history", and presided over her initial funeral and burial at Peterborough Cathedral.

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Born
1545
Watford
Children
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
Died
Jun 15, 1596

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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