Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor Ireland (1613 - 1667) MP

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Birthplace: Cambridge Cambridgeshire, England
Death: Died in Lisburn County, Antrim, Northern Ireland
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About Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor Ireland

"Jeremy Taylor (baptized 15 August 1613 – 13 August 1667) was a cleric in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes known as the "Shakespeare of Divines" for his poetic style of expression and was often presented as a model of prose writing. He is remembered in the Church of England's calendar of saints with a Lesser Festival on 13 August.

Taylor was under the patronage of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury. He went on to become chaplain in ordinary to King Charles I as a result of Laud's sponsorship. This made him politically suspect when Laud was tried for treason and executed in 1645 by the Puritan parliament during the English Civil War. After the parliamentary victory over the King, he was briefly imprisoned several times.

Eventually, he was allowed to live quietly in Wales, where he became the private chaplain of the Earl of Carbery. At the Restoration, his political star was on the rise, and he was made Bishop of Down and Connor in Ireland. He also became vice-chancellor of the University of Dublin."

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Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor Ireland's Timeline

1613
August 15, 1613
Cambridge Cambridgeshire, England
August 15, 1613
1639
May 27, 1639
Age 25
Uppingham, England
1667
August 13, 1667
Age 53
Lisburn County, Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Plot: Apsidal Chancel, Dromore Cathedral and Graveyard, Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland