|President of the Royal College of Physicians|
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
Dr. Richard Masters (also Master, Mastre or Maistres) was a leading 16th-century English physician and personal doctor of Queen Elizabeth.
MAsters enrolled at the University of Oxford to study medicine, and by 1545 was an admitted M.B. and granted a licence to practise medicine. In 1553 he became a fellow at the College of Physicians and served as a censor between 1556 and 1558 and in 1560. In 1561 he served as President of the college, and as consiliarius in 1564 and 1583.
In 1559, Masters was granted a patent of £100 annually to serve as the personal physician to Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth gave Masters a silver cup with the falcon badge of her mother Ann Boleyn.
Prebendary of York
Marriage and family
Masters married Elizabeth, daughter of John Fulnetby, Esq. and had seven sons, including:
- George, M.P. for Cirencester in 1586, 1588
- Thomas, Archdeacon of Salop
- Robert Master, Chancellor of Rochester and Lichfield; M.P. for Cricklade in 1601
- Henry, Principal of Alban Hall
Masters died in 1588.
- 'Mascall-Meyrick', in Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714, ed. Joseph Foster (Oxford, 1891), pp. 982-1007. British History Online (accessed 29 November 2017)
- Lee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "Master, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography. 37. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 22.
- Treasures of the English Church - Sacred gold and silver 800 to 2000
- "Chester-Master Family", National Archives of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 24 January 2010.