William Cotton (bishop)
William Cotton (died 1621) was an English bishop.
He was confrontational in his relationship with the Puritans of his diocese. He took rooted objection to the nomination as Bodley lecturer of John Hazard. Cotton suspected Hazard of “false doctrine”, of intrusion into congregations that already had preachers, and association with the seventh-day Sabbatarian John Traske, which Hazard denied; George Abbot as Archbishop of Canterbury had licensed Hazard to preach, but Cotton was not satisfied with that.
- "Cotton, William". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
- Christopher Hill, Society and Puritanism in Pre-Revolutionary England (1969 edition), p. 102.
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