Bishop Henry Compton
Person Male Born 1632 Died 7/7/1713
Bishop of London from 1675 to 1713.
Born Warwickshire. After a period in Charles II's army he chose the church and within 5 years was made a bishop and a member of the Privy Council. His strong opposition to Roman Catholicism meant he was out of favour during James II's reign although he did supervise the education of his two daughters Mary and Anne. He was one of the Immortal Seven who invited William of Orange and Mary to take the British crown, and conducted their coronation ceremony. He went on to serve Queen Anne and died at Fulham Palace.