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Richard Fletcher (bishop)

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Richard Fletcher
Bishop of London
Personal details
Born 1544/5
Died 15 June 1596
Previous post Bishop of Worcester
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Richard Fletcher (1544/5, Watford – 15 June 1596) was a Church of England priest and bishop. He was successively bishop of Worcester in 1593–1594 and bishop of London in 1595–1596.

Fletcher was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and became a fellow of Corpus Christi College.[1] He was the father of playwright John Fletcher.


External links

  • Brett Usher, ‘Fletcher, Richard (1544/5–1596)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, accessed 3 Jan 2008
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Bullingham
Bishop of Bristol
Title next held by
John Thornborough
Preceded by
Edmund Freke
Bishop of Worcester
Succeeded by
Thomas Bilson
Preceded by
John Aylmer
Bishop of London
Succeeded by
Richard Bancroft

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