Juxon, William b. 1582 d. June 4, 1663 Archbishop of Canterbury. He served in this position from September 1660 until his death. Born in Chichester, West Sussex, England, he received his education at The Prebendal School in Chichester and the Merchant Taylor's School in London, England, before receiving a scholarship in 1598 to attend St. John's College in Oxford, England. He set out to study law but took holy orders and became the vicar of St. Giles Church in Oxford until 1615, when he became the rector of Somerton in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) St Johns College, Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Plot: In the chapel.
Latimer, Hugh b. 1485 d. October 16, 1555 Aglican Church Official. Served as Bishop of Worcester during the time of King Henry VIII, but resigned in protest against the King's refusal to allow the Protestant reforms that he wanted. When Queen Mary came to the throne he was arrested, tried for heresy and burned with his friend Nicholas Ridley. His last words at the stake are well known: "Be of good cheer, Master Ridley, and play the man, for we shal this day light such a candle in England as I trust by God's grace shall never be put out...[Read More] (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Martyrs' Memorial, Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Archbishop of Canterbury. He served in this position from 1633 until his death. Born at Reading, Berkshire, England his father was a clothier. He received his education at Reading grammar school and enrolled at St. John's College, Oxford, England in October 1589, becoming a fellow of the college in 1593. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1594, his Master of Arts Degree in 1598, and his Doctor of Divinity in 1608. He was ordained a deacon in January 1601 and priest in April of that...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) St Johns College, Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Liddell, Henry George b. February 6, 1811 d. January 18, 1898 English classical scholar. Headmaster Westminster School 1846-1855; Dean of Christ Church, Oxford 1855-1898. Famous for his Greek- English Lexicon 1843. His daughter Alice was the inspiration for Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Plot: Outside south-eastern corner of Cathedral (not open to the public)
Pococke, Edward b. 1604 d. September 10, 1691 Orientalist who became a master of the Arabic, Syrica, Samaritan, Ethiopic and Hebrew languages and whose purchases became the basis of the Bodleian Library's oriental manuscript collection. Became Oxford's first Professor of Arabic. Also wrote in 1659 a treatise on coffee. In 1637-1640 acompanied Sir Peter Wyche (q.v.) on his embassy to Constantinople. (Bio by: David Conway) Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Pusey, Edward Bouverie b. August 21, 1800 d. September 16, 1882 Professor of Heberew at Oxford University and one of the most controversial figures in the Church of England in the 19th century. A founder of the influential revivalist 'Tractarian' or 'Oxford' Movement, he was felt by many to be too close to the Catholic Church, especially due to his interest in the teachings of the early Christian fathers. In 1843 he was controversially condemned for heresy and banned for two years from preaching at the university. This led to the famous conversion of his...[Read More] (Bio by: David Conway) Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Ridley, Nicholas b. 1503 d. October 16, 1555 Ridley was private chaplain to Archbishop Thomas Cranmer & then to King Henry VIII. Under the reign of Edward, he became bishop of London, & was part of the committee that drew up the first English Book of Common Prayer. When Mary came to the throne, Ridley was arrested, tried & burned at the stake with Hugh Latimer. (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Cause of death: Burned at the stake. Martyrs' Memorial, Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Robsart, Amy b. 1532 d. September 8, 1560 English Royal Figure. Born the only legitimate child of Sir John Robsart, Lord of the Manor of Syderstone in Norfolk. at about age eighteen, she was contracted to marry to Lord Robert Dudley, younger son of the Duke of Northumberland, and was wed on June 4, 1550. On in February 1553, Dudley's father granted Hemsby near Yarmouth, Norfolk, to the couple where they spent the first years of their marriage. Dudley was prominent in local affairs. After 1553, however, Amy was left alone as her husband...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England