Giles Thomson

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Giles Thomson (Tomson, Thompson) (1553–1612) was an English academic and bishop.

Life[edit]

He was born in London, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School, and to University College, Oxford where he matriculated in 1571. He became a Fellow of All Souls College in 1580, and Divinity Reader at Magdalen College. Queen Elizabeth made him one of her chaplains.[1]

He became Dean of Windsor in 1602, and took part in the Hampton Court Conference of 1604.[2] He was a translator for the King James Bible, a member of the Second Oxford Company.[3][4]

He became Bishop of Gloucester in 1611, but died before visiting the see.[5][6] There is a monument to him in the Chapel of St George, Windsor.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arthur Tozer Russell, Memoirs of the life and works of the Right Honorable and Right Rev. Father in God Lancelot Andrewes, D.D., Lord Bishop of Winchester (1860), p. 3.
  2. ^ "ICONS of England | Culture24". Icons.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2009-05-17. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  3. ^ "The Advancement of Grace". The Advancement of Grace. Archived from the original on 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived June 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Bishops | Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 8 (pp. 40-44)". British-history.ac.uk. 2003-06-22. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Bishops of Gloucester". Tudorplace.com.ar. Retrieved 2012-02-13. [unreliable source]
  7. ^ "A Guide to St George's Chapel in c.1811 - The Royal Windsor Web Site". Thamesweb.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Parry
Bishop of Gloucester
1611–1612
Succeeded by
Miles Smith