Thomas Dove

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Thomas Dove

Bishop of Peterborough
Diocese Diocese of Peterborough
In office1601–1630
Predecessor Richard Howland
Successor William Piers
Other post(s) Dean of Norwich (1589–1601)
Personal details
Born1555 (1555)
Died(1630-08-30)30 August 1630
Buried Peterborough Cathedral
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Education Merchant Taylors' School
Alma mater Pembroke College, Cambridge

Thomas Dove (1555 – 30 August 1630) was Bishop of Peterborough from 1601 to 1630.

Dove was born in London, England, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School from 1564 to 1571. [1] He was named as one of the first scholars of Jesus College, Oxford in its foundation charter in 1571, but never attended. [2] Instead, he became a scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge, obtaining his BA in 1575 and his MA in 1578. [3] He was a Pembroke contemporary of Lancelot Andrewes, who had also been educated at Merchant Taylors' School and named as a founding scholar of Jesus College, Oxford. Dove was ordained in 1578 and became vicar of Saffron Walden, Essex in 1580. Dove was a noted preacher, impressing Queen Elizabeth who remarked that she "thought the Holy Ghost was descended again in this Dove". [1]

In 1589, Dove became Dean of Norwich and in 1601 he was consecrated Bishop of Peterborough, where he remained until his death in 1630. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 Fincham, Kenneth (September 2004). "Dove, Thomas (1555–1630)" . Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/7952 . Retrieved 19 February 2008.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. Allen, Brigid (1998). "The Early History of Jesus College, Oxford 1571–1603" (PDF). Oxoniensia. LXIII: 116–7. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
  3. "Thomas Dove (DV571T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
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Preceded by Dean of Norwich
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Preceded by Bishop of Peterborough
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