Scambler, Edward, Dd

Scambler, Edward, D.D.

an English Protestant Dissenter and bishop, was born in 1512, and educated at the University of Cambridge. In the reign of queen Mary he was pastor of the first Protestant congregation; in London, but went abroad during the Marian persecution returned in the early days of Elizabeth's reign, and was chaplain to archbishop Parker; consecrated bishop of Peterborough in 1560, translated to Norwich in 1584. He conducted himself with wisdom and moderation, was a learned man, but zealous against the papists. He encouraged religious meetings among the clergy, but the queen suppressed them because Puritans were admitted. He died May 7, 1597 and was interred in Norwich Cathedral. See Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 1:4.

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