EDGEWORTH, ROGER (died 1560), Roman Catholic divine

Name: Roger Edgeworth
Date of death: 1560
Gender: Male
Occupation: Roman Catholic divine
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Elwyn Evans

Born in Holt castle, Denbighshire. He went to Oxford about 1503, graduated B.A. in 1507, and in 1508 was elected a Fellow of Oriel College. He became a noted preacher in the university and elsewhere, and obtained several preferments including the chancellorship of Wells cathedral in 1554. During the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI he was moderate, but after the accession of queen Mary he showed himself a zealous defender of the Roman Catholic faith. He was the author of (a) Resolutions concerning the Sacraments, which may be seen in Burnet's History of the Reformation; (b) Resolutions of some questions relating to Bishops and Priests and of other matters to the reformation of the Church made by Henry VIII; (c) Sermons. He died early in 1560 and was buried before the choir door in Wells cathedral. His will was proved 1 June 1560.


Published date: 1959

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