See also:English archbishop, was
See also:born at
See also:Blandford, Dorset, on the 26th of
See also:January 1657, and educated at Christ
See also:Oxford . He took orders, and in 1682 went to
See also:Paris as
See also:chaplain to the
See also:Viscount Preston (1648-1695) . Here he became acquainted with many of the savants of the capital, and was much interested in French clerical affairs . He also collated some Paris
See also:manuscripts of the Greek Testament for
See also:John Fell,
See also:bishop of Oxford . He returned to England in 1685; in 1688 he became preacher at
See also:Inn, and in 1689 he received a canonry of Christ Church, Oxford . In 1693 he was appointed rector of St
See also:Westminster . Ten years later he became dean of Exeter, and in 1705 he was consecrated bishop of Lincoln . He was translated to the see of Canterbury in 1716 on the
See also:death of
See also:Tenison . During 1718 he negotiated with leading French churchmen about a projected union of the Gallican and English churches to resist the claims of Rome (see J . H . Lupton, Archbishop
See also:Wake and the Project of Union, 1896) . In dealing with
See also:nonconformity he was tolerant, and even advocated a revision of the Prayer
See also:Book if that would allay the scruples of dissenters .
His writings are numerous, thechief being his State of the Church and
See also:Clergy of England . . . historically deduced (
See also:London, 1703) . He died at
See also:Lambeth on the 24th of January 1736/7 .
See also:Sir Isaac Wake (c . 1580-1632), the diplomatist, was a kinsman of the archbishop . He commenced his
See also:diplomatic career in Venice, and then he represented his
See also:county for sixteen years at
See also:Turin; he was knighted in 1619, and after being sent on various
See also:missions by James I. he was
See also:British ambassador in Paris from 163o until his death in
See also:June 1632 . Among Sir Isaac's writings is Rex platonicus, a description of the entertainment of James I. at Oxford in 1605; this was published in 1607 and has often been reprinted .
THOMAS WAKE (1297-1349)
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