1544 - Archbishop Richard Bancroft was born at Farnworth, Bolton in Lancashire.
1567 - Educated at Christ's College and finished his BA (Bachelor of Arts).
1570 - Entered in Jesus College and took his degree of MA (Master of Arts).
1580 - He graduated BD (Bachelor of Divinity).
1585 - Bancroft graduated as DD (Doctor of Divinity).
1584 - He was presented to the rectory of St Andrew's, Holborn.
1585 - Appointed treasurer of St Paul's Cathedral, London.
1586 - He was made a member of the ecclesiastical commission.
1589 - Preached at Paul's Cross a sermon, the substance of which was a passionate attack on the Puritans.
1597 - Bancroft was consecrated Bishop of London.
1600 - He was sent on an embassy, with others, to Embden, for the purpose of settling certain matters in dispute between the English and the Danes.
1604-1610 - He was the archbishop of Canterbury.
1608 - Bancroft was chosen chancellor of the university of Oxford.
- Bancroft was "the chief overseer" of the authorized version of the Bible.
- He oversaw translation of King James Bible.
1610 - He died at Lambeth Palace on the 2nd of November.
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