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Thomas Goodrich

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Bishop Goodrich.
Bishop Goodrich.

Sir Thomas Goodrich (also spelled Goodricke; 1494 – 10 May 1554) was an English ecclesiastic and statesman.

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Memorial brass to Bishop Goodrich in Ely Cathedral
Memorial brass to Bishop Goodrich in Ely Cathedral

He was a son of Edward Goodrich of East Kirkby, Lincolnshire[1] and brother of Henry Goodricke of Ribston Hall, North Yorkshire.

He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, afterwards becoming a fellow of Jesus College in the same university.[2] He was among the divines consulted about the legality of Henry VIII's marriage with Catherine of Aragon, became one of the royal chaplains about 1530, and became Bishop of Ely in 1534;[1] he was consecrated a bishop on 19 April 1534, by Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by John Longland, Bishop of Lincoln; and Christopher Lord, suffragan bishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Sidon.[3] The diplomat Nicholas Hawkins had been the successor in waiting for his uncle Nicholas West; but he had recently died on a mission to Emperor Charles V.[4]

Goodrich was favourable to the Reformation, helped in 1537 to draw up the Institution of a Christian Man (known as the Bishops' Book), and translated the Gospel of St John for the revised New Testament.[1]

On the accession of Edward VI in 1547 the bishop was made a privy councillor, and took a conspicuous part in public affairs during the reign. "A busy secular spirited man," as the historian Burnet called him, he was equally opposed to the zealots of the "old" and the "new religion."[1]

He assisted to compile the First Prayer Book of Edward VI, was one of the commissioners for the trial of Bishop Gardiner, and in January 1552 succeeded Richard Rich as Lord High Chancellor. This office he continued to hold during the reign of Lady Jane Grey (July 1553); but he made his peace with Queen Mary, conformed to the restored Catholic religion, and, though deprived of the Chancellorship, was allowed to keep his Bishopric until his death.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Chisholm 1911.
  2. ^ "Goodrick, Thomas (GDRK500T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Perceval, Arthur Philip. An Apology for the Doctrine of Apostolical Succession: With an Appendix, on the English Orders. second edition (London: Rivington, 1841) p. 188.
  4. ^ Heal, Felicity. "Goodrich". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/10980. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Nicholas West
Bishop of Ely
Succeeded by
Thomas Thirlby
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich
Lord Chancellor
Succeeded by
Stephen Gardiner
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