Sandys (or Sandes), Edwin, Dd
Sandys (Or Sandes), Edwin, D.D., An English prelate. He was born at Hawkshead, Lancashire, England, in 1519, and educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he became influenced in favor of the Reformation. He was junior proctor of the university in 1542, was elected master of Catharine Hall in 1547, and was about the same time vicar of Haversham, Bucks; made doctor of divinity and prebend of the Cathedral of Peterborough in 1548, and of Carlisle in 1552; vice-chancellor of Cambridge in 1553. Having espoused the cause of Lady Jane Grey, he was thrown into the Tower in 1553, and remained there twenty-nine weeks. He escaped and fled to the Continent in 1554. On the death of Mary, he returned to England, and was appointed by Elizabeth one of the nine Protestant divines who were to hold a disputation before both houses of Parliament with the same number of the Romish persuasion. He was made bishop of Worcester in 1559, of London in 1570, and archbishop of York in 1576. He died July 10, 1588. He wrote Sermons on Various Occasions (Lond. 1585, 4to; 1616, 4to; Cambridge, 1841, 8vo). He assisted in the translation of the Scriptures known as the "Bishop's Bible," and was one of the commissioners appointed to revise the Liturgy. See Whitaker, Life of Edwin Sandys; Allibone, Dict. Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.