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Bernard Gilpin (1517–1583), Fellow (1550)

Photo credit: The Queen's College, University of Oxford

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Called ‘the Apostle of the North’, Gilpin was born in Westmoreland. He was a Fellow of Queen’s in 1542. He denounced despoliation of church property in a sermon before Edward VI in 1552. He was Archdeacon of Durham and was denounced for heresy. He gained Provostship of Queen’s in 1560, founded a grammar school at Houghton, and supported some of the scholars at his own cost.

The Queen's College, University of Oxford


  • Date

    early 17th C

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    73 x 59.2 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by N. Gilpin, 1914


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