Thomas Hill (Cambridge)

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Thomas Hill (died 1653) was an English Puritan divine. Born at Kington, Herefordshire, he took a B.A. in 1622 at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, an M.A. in 1626, a B.D. in 1633 and a D.D. in 1646.[1]

While Rector of Little Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire during the 1630s, he met the young John Dryden, who would later attend Trinity College under Hill's mastership. Leaving parochial life, Hill returned to academia, and became a Fellow of Emmanuel College, and its Master in 1643.

On 27 July 1642, Hill was called upon to preach to the House of Commons at St Margaret's Westminster:- The trade of truth advanced in a sermon to the honourable House of Commons. In October 1644, Hill was called to hear the Prince Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine address the English Parliament.

From 1645 to 1653, Thomas Hill was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and was also elected Vice-Chancellor of the University in 1646.

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  1. ^ "Hill, Thomas (HL618T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Richard Holdsworth
Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
1644–1645
Succeeded by
Anthony Tuckney
Preceded by
Thomas Comber
Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
1645–1653
Succeeded by
John Arrowsmith
Preceded by
Ralph Brownrigg
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
1645–1647
Succeeded by
John Arrowsmith