William Barlow

d.1568. Anglican bishop. A member of the reforming party under Henry VIII, his writings which showed Protestant inclinations were condemned in 1529, but later he was again accepted, and in 1536 became bishop of St. Davids, in 1548 bishop of Bath and Wells. When Mary came to the throne, he fled abroad and probably spent most of her reign in Poland. He returned on her death and became bishop of Chichester. Barlow has been the subject of much ecclesiastical controversy between Roman Catholics and High Anglicans since he was a consecrator of Archbishop Parker, without there being any record of his own earlier consecration. Barlow translated part of the Apocrypha for the Bishops' Bible,* contributed to the Institution of a Christian Man, and was a member of the commission for reforming church law.