|Death: ||Jun. 15, 1596|
Richard Fletcher (1544/5, Watford – 15 June 1596) was a Church of England priest and bishop. He was successively dean of Peterborough (1583–89), bishop of Bristol (1589–93), bishop of Worcester (1593–95) and bishop of London (1595–96).
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(ing) out loud and at length, in a prolonged and rhetorical style as though determined to force his way into the pages of history" (1969:584), and presided over her initial funeral and burial at Peterborough Cathedral.
He was elected bishop of Bristol on 13 November 1589 and consecrated on 14 December 1589. He was translated to the bishopric of Worcester in 10 February 1593 and again to the bishopric of London on 10 January 1595.
He died in office on 15 June 1596.
Mary Baker Fletcher Gifford Thornhurst (1553 - 1609)*
Saint Paul's Cathedral
City of London
Greater London, England
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