St. John Fisher, born at Beverly, Yorkshire, Englandin 1469, was the son of a draper. He was educated At Cambridge and thereafter was always connected with the life of the university. He was appointed Bishop of Rochester in 1504 and in the same year was elected Chancellor of Cambridge University, to which post he was elected annually for ten years and then appointed for life. When the question of the divorce of Henry VIII from Queen Catherine arose, Fisher became the queen’s chief supporter and most trusted counselor.
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