Henry Parry (Bishop of Worcester)
Henry Parry (1561–1616) was an English bishop.
He was a friend of both Lancelot Andrewes and Richard Hooker, who was Fellow of Corpus with him. With John Churchman he recovered the papers of Hooker, shortly after his death in 1600. He took part in the editorial group who in 1601 met to bring the final volumes of Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity into their published form.
He was chaplain to Elizabeth I and was present at her deathbed, documented in the diary of John Manningham. A Ming period wucai tea kettle, said to have been given by the Queen to Parry, at a time when porcelain was rare in England, was sold in 2007 for over £1,000,000.
Parry translated the Heidelberg Catechism into English, from the Latin version, with commentary by Zacharias Ursinus. This work appeared as The Summe of Christian Religion, first edition in Oxford in 1587, and often reprinted. In 1610 he translated into Latin The Summe of the Conference betwene John Rainoldes and John Hart (1584), the record of the disputation between John Rainolds and John Hart.
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
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- Arthur Ponsonby, English Diaries (1923), pp. 113-4; online text.
- Alan Brooks, Nikolaus Pevsner, Worcestershire: The Buildings of England (2007), p. 695.
- Falconer Madan, The Early Oxford Press: A Bibliography of Printing and Publishing at Oxford, 1468-1640 (1895)
- Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1891). "Hart, John (d.1586)". Dictionary of National Biography 25. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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