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Edwin Sandys

Sandys, Edwin (săndz) [key], 1516?–1588, English prelate, archbishop of York (1576–88). While a student at Cambridge he turned to Protestantism. On the death (1553) of Edward VI, Sandys supported Lady Jane Grey as candidate for the throne. As a result he was imprisoned by Mary I, but he was released and fled to the Continent. He returned (1559) after the accession of Elizabeth I and was made bishop of Worcester (1559), bishop of London (1570), and archbishop of York (1576). He was one of the translators of the Bishops' Bible (1568).

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