Brian Duppa

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Brian Duppa (Lewisham, Kent, 1588–1662) was an English bishop, a noted Royalist and adviser to Charles I of England. He was educated at Westminster School and Christchurch, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1609. He was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1612, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 1632. He became chaplain to Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset, who as his patron helped him become Dean of Christchurch. He was chaplain to Charles I from 1634, and tutor to his two sons. He was regarded as a follower of William Laud. Duppa was made Bishop of Chichester (1638). During the Civil War period he lived quietly at Richmond, as Bishop of Salisbury from 1641, one the few Anglican bishops to remain undisturbed during the Interregnum. He was involved in the approval by Charles I of the manuscript of Eikon Basilike, reading it to the King in Carisbrooke Castle. In 1660, on the return from exile of Charles II of England, Duppa was made bishop of Winchester, and Lord Almoner. He was the editor of Jonsonus Virbius (1638), a collection of memorial verses for Ben Jonson.  ( Wikipedia article )


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Christ Church, Oxford
Westminster School


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