John Taylor (1503-1554)

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Template:Otherpersons John Taylor (c. 1503 - 1554) was Bishop of Lincoln from 1552 to 1554.

Taylor served as bursar then proctor of Queens' College, Cambridge from 1523 to 1537, and master of St John's College, Cambridge from 1538 to 1546. He was rector of St Peter upon Cornhill, London, of Tatenhill, Staffordshire, Dean of Lincoln; Reformer, Commissioner for the first Prayer Book.

According to John Foxe's Book of Martyrs:

John Taylor walked out of mass celebrated at the commencement of the 1553 parliament. (1563, p. 905; 1570, p. 1571; 1576, p. 1339; 1583, p. 1410).
He was discharged from parliament and convocation on 5 October 1553 (1570, p. 1636; 1576, p. 1396; 1583, p. 1466).
[In 1563 (p. 905) Foxe states that Taylor was sent by Mary to the Tower for his action and that he died soon after. In later editions Foxe corrected this, stating that Taylor was commanded to attend and died shortly afterwards at Ankerwyk, Buckinghamshire. (1570, p. 1571; 1576, p. 1339; 1583, p. 1410)].

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