Thomas Thornton

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Thomas Thornton (c.1541-1629) D.D. was an English Church of England clergyman and academic administrator.[1]

Thornton received a Bachelor of Divinity degree followed by a Doctor of Divinity degree at Oxford University. He was based at Christ Church, Oxford and was a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He was twice Vice-Chancellor at the University of Oxford during 1583–4 and 1599–1600.[2][3]


  1. ^ Charles B. Schmitt (1983). John Case and Aristotelianism in Renaissance England. McGill-Queen's Press. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-7735-1005-0. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ University of Oxford (1888). "Vice-Chancellors". The Historical Register of the University of Oxford. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 21–27. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert Hovenden
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
John Underhill
Preceded by
Thomas Singleton
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
George Abbot