Richard Yngworth

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This article is about the 16th century bishop. For the 13th century friar, see Richard of Ingworth.

Richard Ingworth or Richard Yngworth, prior of Langley, was appointed Bishop of Dover[1] under the provisions of the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534 in 1537,[2] a post he held until his death eight years later.[3] As Bishop of Dover, Yngworth acted as the agent for Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell in obtaining the surrender of the friaries; as part of the suppression of the monasteries, nunneries and friaries of England and Wales


  1. ^ Jones-Baker, D. Hertfordshire in History Hertford: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2004 ISBN 978-0-9542189-4-2
  2. ^ From: 'Friaries: King's Langley priory', A History of the County of Hertford; Vol. 4 (1971), pp. 446-451. Date accessed: 31 December 2008.
  3. ^ John Foxe's Book of Martyrs