- COMPTON, HENRY
- bishop of London, son of the Earl of Northampton; fought bravely for Charles I.; was colonel of dragoons at the Restoration; left the army for the Church; was made bishop; crowned William and Mary when the archbishop, Sancroft, refused; d. 1713.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.
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