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Richard Kidder (1633–1703), Bishop of Bath and Wells (1691–1703)

Photo credit: The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

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Kidder became Bishop of Bath and Wells after Bishop Ken had been deprived of his Diocese. Bishop Ken opposed this appointment, and he had a very difficult relationship with the Cathedra Chapter. He was most industrious, a good orator and a prolific writer. He allowed the Quaker William Penn to preach from the window of the Crown Hotel. There was little grief locally when he and his wife were killed by a falling chimney in the north wing of the Palace during a great storm in 1703.

The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

Wells


Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 74 x W 61 cm

Accession number

5

Acquisition method

acquired, 1827–1829

Work type

Painting


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The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD England

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