John Bridges (bishop)
John Bridges (1536–1618) was an English bishop.
A Defence of the Government Established in the Church of England for Ecclesiastical Matters (1587) was a controversial work, expanded to 1400 pages from a Paul's Cross sermon, aimed at the theories of church polity of Thomas Cartwright, Laurence Chaderton and Walter Travers in defence of the current Church of England settlement. It brought replies by Dudley Fenner and Travers. It also provoked the first of the tracts by Martin Marprelate, Oh read over D. John Bridges ... Printed at the cost and charges of M. Marprelate gentleman (1588).
- Venn, J.; Venn, J. A., eds. (1922–1958). "Bridges, John". Alumni Cantabrigienses (10 vols) (online ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
- Cyndia Susan Clegg, Press Censorship in Elizabethan England(1997), p. 184.
- Whitney Richard David Jones, The Tree of Commonwealth, 1450-1793 (2000), p. 98.
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