Corbet, Richard, Bishop of Norwich (M)

b. 1582. d. 28 July 1635. Nationality: English.
Poet and Church of England clergyman. Surname also spelled “Corbett.” Born in Ewall, Surrey. Educated at Broadgates Hall, and Christ Church College, Oxford. Composed elegies on members of the church and notable figures such as Prince Henry and King James I. Ordained in 1613. Royal chaplain to King James I. Married Alice Hutton in 1625. Became the Bishop of Oxford in 1628 and Bishop of Norwhich in 1632. Author of the collection of poetry *Certain Elegant Poems, written by Dr. Corbet, Bishop of Norwich* (1647), published posthumously. Friends with Ben Jonson. Biographical information: *DLB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Certain Poem, as it was Presented in Latin by Divines and Others, Before his Majesty in Cambridge, by way of Interlude, Styled Liber Novus de Aventu Regis ad Cantabrigiam, Faithfully done into English, with some Liberal Additions 1821-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9424