Whitehead, David

Whitehead, David an eminent English divine of the 16th century, was born at Tuderley, in Hampshire. He was educated at Oxford; became chaplain to Anne Boleyn; retired to Frankfort, in Germany, during the reign of queen Mary, and there became pastor to the English congregation; returned to England on the accession of queen Elizabeth, and was one of the committee appointed to review king Edward's liturgy; was selected as one of the public disputants against the popish bishops in 1559; and delined the archbishopric of Canterbury and the mastership of the Savoy. He died in 1571. The only published works left by him are Lectures and Homilies on St. Paul's Epistles, and several of his discourses in Brief Discourse of the Troubles Begun at Frankfort (1575). Wood speaks of him as "a great light of learning and, a most heavenly professor of divinity." See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.

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