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|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Norwich|
|Diocese||Diocese of Norwich|
|Term ended||1558 (death)|
|Other posts||Chaplain to the Lady Mary (c. 1547–c. 1553)|
|Consecration||28 October 1554|
|Alma mater||University of Bologna, Italy|
John Hopton (died 1558) was a 16th-century bishop of Norwich.
When Mary acceded to the throne, Hopton was appointed Bishop of Norwich, and was consecrated on 28 October 1554. John Foxe, in his Acts and Monuments described him, with Michael Dunning, the "bloody chancellor" of Norwich, as a ruthless persecutor of protestants, "in such sort, that many of them he perverted, and brought quite from the truth, and some from their wits also". Hopton and Dunning were mainly responsible for the burning of 31 protestants in Norwich during their tenure.
Hopton died in December 1558, and he is buried in Norwich Cathedral.
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|Bishop of Norwich
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