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Thomas Thirlby (c. 1500–1570) was an English bishop. While he acquiesced in the Henrician schism, with its rejection in principle of the Roman papacy, he remained otherwise loyal to the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church during the English Reformation.
He was Bishop of Westminster between 1540 and 1550, the first and only Bishop to hold the title in the Church of England. He was then made Bishop of Norwich until 1554, when he became Bishop of Ely. In 1559, following the accession of Elizabeth I, he was deposed.
- C. S. Knighton, ‘Thirlby, Thomas (c.1500–1570)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, May 2006, accessed 4 June 2007
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