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Overall, John, ? 1561-1619 (Bishop of Norwich)



  • Existence: ? 1561 - 1619


John Overall (?1561-1619), Bishop of Norwich, was born in Hadleigh, Suffolk and baptised there in 1561. He went to Cambridge, first attending St John's College and then Trinity, and graduated BA in 1579. He was made a minor fellow of Trinity in 1581. After holding a number of University posts Overall was made Regius Professor of Divinity 1595, a position he held until he resigned 1607. He was also appointed Master of St Catherine's College, Cambridge in 1598. Overall was made Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in 1602, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield in 1614 and finally Bishop of Norwich in 1618. He died 1619.

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John Overall: Collection of his works

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.80
Scope and Contents Includes: epitaph for Overall, list of his works, 'Sententia de quinque articulis in Belgio controversis', 'Sententia Ecclesiae Anglicanae de Predestinatione', 'Praesentatio Prolocutoris DD Ravis in Convocatione Londini habita Mar. 23 1603', 'Oratio in Synodo Londini habita 1605', 'Oratio pridie Comitiorum June 30 1606', 'Oratio in Die Comitiorum Julii 1 1606', 'Articulorum Lambethae exhibitorum Historia', 'Articuli Lambethani quo Sensu a Theologis admissi', 'Censure of a Sermon preached in...
Dates: 1603-1606 (Circa)
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