Edmund Allen (priest)
|Bishop of Rochester|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Rochester|
|Term ended||1559 (death)|
|Buried||30 August 1559, St Thomas Apostle, London|
|Alma mater||Corpus Christi College, Cambridge|
Edmund Allen (or Edmond, or Alen, or Edmonde Aellen; c. 1519 – 1559) was an English clergyman and scholar.
A native of Norfolk, England, Allen was elected fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1536. He became steward of Corpus in 1539, and not long after obtained leave of the society to go and study abroad. He became, according to John Strype, a great proficient in the Greek and Latin tongues, an eminent divine, and a learned minister of the gospel. He was in exile during the reign of Mary I; but Elizabeth I, on coming to the crown, appointed him one of her chaplains, gave him a commission to act under her as an ambassador, and promoted him to the see of Rochester, which however he did not live to fill. It is said he was buried in the church of St. Thomas Apostle, in London, 30 August 1559.
- "Allen, Edmund (ALN534E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1885–1900 Dictionary of National Biography's article about Edmund Allen.|
- Rose, Hugh James (1857). "Allen, Edmund". A New General Biographical Dictionary. London: B. Fellowes et al.
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