He gained a BA degree from Peterhouse in 1592 and was elected a fellow in 1594, later becoming Master of Peterhouse on 16 November 1617. In 1621, he served as Prebend of Wells. He also served as Vice-Chancellor to the University of Cambridge from 1621-1622. Together with Matthew Wren, he accompanied Prince Charles to Madrid in search of a bride (the so-called Spanish Match). On acceding to the throne, Charles rewarded him by appointing him Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, which post he held until his death in 1629. From 1628-1629, he was also Bishop of Bath and Wells.
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- "Mawe, Leonard (MW588L)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
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