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Tunstal, CUTHBERT (1474-1559), ecclesiastical statesman, was educated at Oxford, Cambridge, and Padua. He became successively rector of Harrow, Master of the Rolls, Dean of Salisbury, Bishop of London (1522), and of Durham (1524). He was much employed as a diplomatist by Henry VIII., whose position in Church matters he accepted. He was appointed a member of Edward VI.'s Council, but was soon deprived and sent to the Tower. Restored by Mary, he was finally deprived by her successor for refusing the oath of supremacy.