Feckenham, John De

Feckenham, John De was the last abbot of Westminster, and at the age of eighteen went to Gloucester Hall, Oxford, where he was educated. His right name was Howman. He was the last mitred abbot who sat in the House of Peers. He published a few controversial pieces. See Biog. Brit.; Dodd, Christ. Hist.; Strype, Cranmer; Athen. Oxon. He was continually employed in doing good to the persecuted Protestants of his day, but was afterwards, to the disgrace of the crown, imprisoned himself, and died a captive in Wisbeach Castle, in the Isle of Ely, in 1585. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

 
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