Godwin, Thomas, Dd (2)
Godwin, Thomas, D.D.
an English prelate, was born at Oakingham, in Berkshire, in 1517, and was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1565 he was made dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and had also a prebend in the Cathedral of Lincoln. In 1566 he was promoted to the deanery of Canterbury. In 1576 he was one of the ecclesiastical commissioners. He was consecrated bishop of Bath and Wells in September, 1584. He died November 19, 1590. Among the Parker MSS. in Benedict Church, Cambridge, is a sermon which he preached before the queen at .Greenwich, in 1566, concerning the authority of the councils and fathers.