1554 – Richard Hooker, born on March in Heavitree, Exeter, Devon, England. He is was an influential Anglican theologian.
1577 – Educated and received his MA, in Corpus Christi College, Oxford University.
1584 – He married, resigned from his college position, and became rector of Drayton Beauchamp in Buckinghamshire.
1585 – Was appointed Master (Rector) of the Temple Church in London, and soon came into conflict with Walter Travers, a leading Puritan and Assistant (Reader) at the Temple.
1592 – Became a canon at Salisbury Cathedral and Rector of the parish of Boscombe in Wiltshire.
1594 – His most well-known work is Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, the first four books of which were published.
1595 – He became Rector of the parish of Bishopsbourne in Kent.
– He was promoted by the crown to the rectory of Bishopsbourne near Canterbury, where he lived to see the completion of the fifth book.
1600 – Died on the 3rd of November in Bishopsbourne, Kent, England.