Alen (or Allen), Edmond

Alen (Or Allen), Edmond, an English clergyman, was a native of Norfolk. He was elected fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1536; proceeded A.M. the year following; and became the steward in 1539. He shortly after went abroad for the sake of study, and became a great proficient in the Greek and Latin tongues. He was obliged to remain in exile during the reign of queen Mary; but no sooner was Elizabeth queen than she appointed him one of her chaplains, gave him a commission to act as an ambassador, and nominated him to the see of Rochester. After a long absence he died, either on his return or soon after, and never became possessed of the bishopric. It is said that he was buried in the Church of St. Thomas Apostle, in London, Aug. 30, 1559. He translated into English, Alex. Alesius de Authoritate Verbi Dei (12mo): — Phil. Melanch. super Utraque Sacramenti Specie et de Authoritate Episcoporum (1543, 12mo): — and Conradus Pelicanus super Apocalipsin. He published, A Christian Introduction for Youth (1548; 1550, 12mo; 1551, 8vo). See Masters, Hist. of Corpus Christ. Coll. (Cambridge).

 
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