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.