The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Sterne, Arch Bishop of York

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The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Sterne, Arch Bishop of York

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Birthplace: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: 1683 (87)
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Occupation: Bishop - Cleric
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About The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Sterne, Arch Bishop of York

Richard Sterne (bishop)

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  • The Most Reverend and Right Honourable
  • Richard Sterne
  • Archbishop of York
  • AbRichardSterne.jpg
  • In office 1664 - 1683
  • Predecessor Accepted Frewen
  • Successor John Dolben
  • Personal details
  • Born c. 1596
  • Died 1683
  • Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge

Memorial to Archbishop Richard Sterne in the north choir aisle of York Minster by Grinling Gibbons. Richard Sterne (c. 1596–1683 born in Mansfield, Notts) was a Church of England priest, Archbishop of York from 1664 to 1683.

Life

He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated MA in 1618, BD in 1625 and DD in 1635.[He was elected a fellow of Benet College (now Corpus Christi College), Cambridge in 1623 and then served as Master of Jesus College, Cambridge from 1634.

In c.1633, Sterne became chaplain to Archbishop Laud. From 1642 he held the rectories of Yeovilton and Harleton. A Royalist, he was arrested and imprisoned by the Parliamentarians later the same year. In 1644 he was formally dismissed as Master of Jesus and in 1645 he lost his rectories, although he was released from prison.

At the Restoration in 1660, Sterne was appointed Bishop of Carlisle, from where he was translated to York in 1664. He is said to have been one of those who assisted in revising the Book of Common Prayer in 1662. He also assisted Brian Walton with the English Polyglot Bible and himself wrote Summa Logicae (published posthumously in 1685). He founded scholarships at both Corpus Christi and Jesus Colleges.

His great-grandson Laurence Sterne attended Jesus College, Cambridge, and would find literary fame in the 1760s as author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent. and live as a curate and parson in Yorkshire.

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The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Sterne, Arch Bishop of York's Timeline

1596
1596
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
1683
1683
Age 87
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