Appendix IX: The bishop of Winchester's nominees
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The bishop of Winchester's nominees
Cott. Otho C10, f.218
A list of nominees for the boroughs owned by the bishop of Winchester was compiled by Cromwell in the spring of 1536 and survives with other papers of his from that time. Bishop Gardiner was then abroad on embassy to the King of France, and Cromwell presumably used his official capacity as principal secretary to put forward the names of a group of men largely drawn from his own dependants. Whether he did so with Gardiner’s consent is not known.
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