Robert Bennet

For the U.S. writer, see Robert Ames Bennet. For those of a similar name, see Robert Bennett (disambiguation).

Robert Bennet (Bennett) (died 1617) was an English bishop.

He was born in Baldock, Hertfordshire. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1567, and becoming a Fellow.[1][2] As a young man he was noted as a tennis player.[3] He offended Elizabeth I of England by preaching against her proposed marriage to François, Duke of Anjou.[2]

He became Dean of Windsor in 1595, and Bishop of Hereford in 1603.[4]


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Herbert Westphaling
Bishop of Hereford
Succeeded by
Francis Godwin

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