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 in fact continued in place as archbishop, despite suspicion from Henry and also suspension 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