Thomas Sparke (bishop)

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Thomas Sparke was the only medieval incumbent of the office of Bishop of Berwick in England. Previously Prior of Lindisfarne [1] and Prebendary at Durham Cathedral, [2] he was consecrated by Edward Lee, Archbishop of York, in 1536 [3] and continued in post until his death in 1572.

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  2. An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the County Palatine of Durham; Mackenzie, E.; Ross, M.: Newcastle upon Tyne, Mackenzie and Dent, 1834
  3. Consecration details