World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Owen Oglethorpe

Article Id: WHEBN0000926366
Reproduction Date:

Title: Owen Oglethorpe  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Tadcaster Grammar School, Robert Crowley (printer), Bishop of Carlisle, People by year/Reports/No other categories/2, Robert Aldrich (bishop)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Owen Oglethorpe

Owen Oglethorpe (died 1559) was an English academic and Roman Catholic Bishop of Carlisle, 1557–1559.[1]


  • Childhood and education 1
  • Career 2
    • Bishop of Carlisle (including the coronation of Queen Elizabeth) 2.1
  • References 3
  • Sources 4

Childhood and education

Oglethorpe was born in Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England, (where he later founded a school) in approximately 1505–10 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was elected a Fellow in 1526 and received his MA in 1529 and his DD in 1536. He was reputed to have taken a keen interest in his studies.


He was appointed a Junior Puritans and was forced to resign his university offices in 1552, but was reappointed by Queen Mary I and was Dean of Windsor from 1553 to 1556.

Bishop of Carlisle (including the coronation of Queen Elizabeth)

He became Bishop of Carlisle in 1557. Whilst saying mass in the Chapel Royal of St James's Palace on 25 December 1558 he incurred the wrath of a furious Queen Elizabeth I (who had succeeded her half-sister Mary I on the latter's death on 17 November) when, contrary to her explicit instructions, he elevated the host, thereby implying the corporeal presence of Christ — an anathema to Elizabeth I's more Protestant religious beliefs. Elizabeth stormed out of the service. Nevertheless, being the only Bishop prepared to officiate at her coronation on 15 January 1559 in Westminster Abbey,[3] he did so, again ignored her instructions not to elevate the host at the coronation mass which followed the crowning, again had the Queen walk out on him — this time from her own coronation service — and he was rewarded for his services by being deprived of his see later the same year (1559) very shortly before he died.[4]


  1. ^ "Owen Oglethorpe". Tudor Place. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. ^  
  3. ^ "All the bishops ... declined to take part in the coronation, a ceremony which was eventually performed by ... Owen Oglethorpe."--Cross, F. L., ed. (1957) The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. London: Oxford University Press; p. 446-47
  4. ^ Dictionary of National Biography


Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Knollys
President of Magdalen College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Walter Haddon
Preceded by
William Tresham
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
James Brokes alias Brooks
Preceded by
Walter Haddon
President of Magdalen College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Arthur Cole
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Aldrich
Bishop of Carlisle
Succeeded by
John Best
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.