William Grindal

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William Grindal (died 1548), was an English scholar. He was a tutor to Queen Elizabeth and a pupil and protégé of Roger Ascham at St John's College, Cambridge.[1] He died of the plague.[2] Grindal was Elizabeth's main Latin and Greek teacher during her younger years.[3]

________________________________________ DRAFT NOTES - https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=162958085 Birth: 1520 Cumbria, England Death: Jan., 1548 Cambridge City of Cambridge Cambridgeshire, England

William Grindal was born in 1520 in Saint Bees Cumberland England.

He was an English Scholar. He was a tutor to Queen Elizabeth and a pupil and protégé of Roger Ascham at St Johns College Cambridge.

William Grindal became the tutor for Prince Edward VI, the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. Towards the end of 1646 and following the representations from Ascham, Cheke, who was an academic at St Johns College, was able to secure for Grindal the post of tutor to Princess Elizabeth, the eleven year old daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

Grindal was Elizabeth's main Latin and Greek teacher during her younger years According to Jane Dunn, author of Elizabeth and Mary, 2003 ".He was an inspirational tutor. who gave her an excellent grounding in Greek, Latin and foreign languages. It was not long before she was fluent in Latin and Greek, in French and Italian, and was conversant in Spanish"

William Grindal married. Further research is needed on her name as most documents just list her as William Grindals wife.

William Grindal had children Rachel(Grindal) Hooker (1538-1565) who married John Hooker (1524- unk).

He died of the plague Jan 1548. According to Dunn "It has been claimed that the tragic death of someone so young and close to Elizabeth stripped more security from her life Ascham who replaced Grindal admitted he" did not know whether to admire more the wit of her who learned, or the diligence of him who taught"".

ref Grindal William (GRNL541W) Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge

Stephen, Leslie, Lee, Sidney, eds, (1890)"Grindal, William Dictionary of National Biography"23 London, Smith, Elder & Co.

Starkey, David, "Elizabeth, Struggle for the Throne" New York, Harper Co;;ins 2001.

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Children:
 Rachel Grindal Hooker (1538 - 1565)*

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Burial: Unknown

Created by: Genealogy Researcher Record added: May 22, 2016 Find A Grave Memorial# 162958085

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grindall, William (GRNL541W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^  Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1890). "Grindal, William". Dictionary of National Biography. 23. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  3. ^ Starkey, David. Elizabeth: Struggle for the Throne. New York: Harper Collins, 2001.