Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Thomas Wood. Appointed Dean of Litchfield in 1664 and Bishop of the see in 1671. It was said he obtained the bishopric by marrying off his niece to a son of Lady Castlemaine. As Dean, he was excommunicated by his bishop in 1667, and as Bishop he was suspended by his archbishop for non-residence and scandalous living in 1685. He the retired to Astrop Wells in 1690 and died in 1693, aged 85.
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