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Thomas Ken (1637–1711), Bishop of Wells (1684–1690)

Photo credit: The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

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Ken took Holy Orders in 1662 and served at Winchester Cathedral and School. He went to Holland to be Chaplain to Princess Mary, and then King Charles II made him Bishop of Bath and Wells. His care for the rebels in the tragic aftermath of the Battle of Sedgemoor made him a loved and popular Bishop. He was one of 6 Bishops imprisoned in the Tower of London for opposing King James's religious policy, and when William and Mary came to the throne he refused to take the Oath of Allegiance and was deprived of his Bishopric.

The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

Wells

  • Date

    1711

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    124 x 101 cm

  • Accession number

    6

  • Acquisition method

    acquired, 1827–1829

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Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD England

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