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Edwin Sandys

1516?-1588. Archbishop of York. After a brilliant academic career at St. John's College, Cambridge, he was chosen in 1547 as master of Catherine Hall and two years later became a canon of Peterborough. In 1553 he was appointed vice-chancellor of Cambridge. When Mary became queen he was arrested for his support of Lady Jane Grey's cause, but he escaped to Strasbourg where he enjoyed the friendship of Peter Martyr.* After Elizabeth's accession he became successively bishop of Worcester (1559), bishop of London (1570), and archbishop of York (1575). He helped to translate the Bishops' Bible, and was firmly committed to maintaining the Protestant character of the Church of England. He did, however, somewhat modify his earlier pronounced Puritanism after he became a bishop.