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  • St.John Fisher

    06/22/2002 5:30:32 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 3 replies · 107+ views
    St. John Fisher, 1460-1535 John Fisher, born at Beverley, Yorkshire, was the son of a prosperous mercer who died in 1477. About 1482 the boy's mother sent him to Cambridge University where he distinguished himself as a scholar. He was ordained in 1491 on the title of his Fellowship of Michaelhouse (now incorporated in Trinity College). After studying theology for ten years, he took his D.D. in 1501, and was later recognized as one of the leading theologians of Europe. His university soon discovered his gifts as an administrator; he held in turn the offices of proctor, vice-chancellor and...