He was English by birth, but little is known about his family. Caught up in Henry's reformation of the Church of England, he was deprived of his see, Armagh. He continued in place as archbishop, despite suspicions from Henry about his true beliefs and also despite being suspended by the Pope for alleged heresy.
- Chapter in A.J. Hughes, William Nolan (eds.) (2001), Armagh: Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County