Richard Clarke

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Doctor Richard Clarke sometimes spelled "Clerke" (died 1634) was a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge and an eminent scholar and preacher in the Anglican Church. He was Vicar of Minster on October 18, 1597 and Monkton in Thanet and one of six preachers of Canterbury Cathedral. He was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge. On May 8, 1602 he was appointed sixth prebendary of Canterbury Cathedral. He served in the First Westminster Company that was charged with translating the first twelve books of the King James Version of the Bible. A large folio volume of his sermons was published posthumously by Charles White M.A. in London in 1637.


  • McClure, Alexander. (1858) The Translators Revived: A Biographical Memoir of the Authors of the English Version of the Holy Bible. Mobile, Alabama: R. E. Publications (republished by the Marantha Bible Society, 1984 ASIN B0006YJPI8 )
  • Nicolson, Adam. (2003) God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible. New York: HarperCollins ISBN 0-06-095975-4

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