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Fox Richard

Fox, Richard, an English fifteenth-century prelate, who filled at one time or another four bishoprics. He was born near Grantham, and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, at Cambridge, and at Paris. In Paris he was introduced to the future Henry VII. of England, and upon the king's accession he was made a privy councillor and much employed, and became finally Bishop of Winchester. The king appointed him an executor of his will, and recommended him to Henry VIII. The new king, however, did not much like him, and he was soon outstripped in influence by Wolsey, whom he had introduced to the king. His later life was passed in retirement, and during this period he founded Corpus Christi College, Oxford.