Edmund Scambler

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The Right Reverend
Edmund Scambler
Bishop of Norwich
Bp Edmund Scambler.jpg
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Norwich
Installed 1585
Term ended 1594 (death)
Predecessor Edmund Freke
Successor William Redman
Other posts Bishop of Peterborough (1561–1585)
Personal details
Born c. 1520
Gressingham, Lancashire
Died 7 May 1594(1594-05-07)
Nationality English
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Peterhouse, Cambridge

Edmund Scambler (c. 1520 – 7 May 1594) was an English bishop.


He was born at Gressingham, and was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, Queens' College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1542.[1][2][3]

Under Mary I of England he was pastor to a covert Protestant congregation in London.[4] He was a chaplain to Archbishop Matthew Parker.[5]

He became Bishop of Peterborough in 1561, and was a reviser of the Bishops' Bible.[3][6] He suspended Eusebius Pagit, then vicar of Lamport, in 1574.[7]

In 1585 he became Bishop of Norwich. He was responsible there for the heresy proceedings against Francis Kett.[8]


  1. ^ "Scambler, Edmund (SCMR541E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53271
  3. ^ a b  "Scambler, Edmund". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  4. ^ Patrick Collinson, The Elizabethan Puritan Movement (1982), p. 61.
  5. ^  "Parker, Matthew". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  6. ^ http://www.katapi.org.uk/BibleMSS/Ch11.htm
  7. ^  "Pagit, Eusebius". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  8. ^ Dewey D. Wallace, Jr., From Eschatology to Arian Heresy: The Case of Francis Kett (d. 1589), The Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 67, No. 4 (October 1974), pp. 459-473.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
David Poole
Bishop of Peterborough
Succeeded by
Richard Howland
Preceded by
Edmund Freke
Bishop of Norwich
Succeeded by
William Redman