Cartwright, Thomas ___ 1634-1689 ___ British ___ priest

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Cartwright was born into a Presbyterian family and educated at Oxford. After holding various livings, he came into royal favour after the Restoration and was made Dean of Ripon and then Bishop of Chester. James II's visit to Chester in 1687 was seen as an important signal of more open popish activity. James II went on to make Cartwright an Ecclesiastical Commissioner. However, when William of Orange arrived in England at the invitation of the Protestants in 1688, Cartwright fled with James to France and then Ireland. Cartwright died in 1689 in Dublin. His short and thin diary covers his induction as Bishop, but stops before the so-called Bloodless Revolution which brought William III and Queen Mary to the throne.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1686-1687 ___ religious royalty

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The Diary of the Dr Thomas Cartwright, Bishop of Chester
 

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