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Bishop John Still, effigy in Wells Cathedral
|Religion||Church of England|
|Died||1607/1608 (aged 64)
|Resting place||Wells Cathedral|
|Title||Bishop of Bath and Wells|
|Period in office||1593–1608|
John Still (c. 1543 – 26 February 1607/1608), Bishop of Bath and Wells, enjoyed considerable fame as an English preacher and disputant. He was formerly reputed to be the author of an early English comedy drama: Gammer Gurton's Needle (see below).
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Arms of Still: Sable gutté d'eau argent, 3 roses of the last seeded or barbed vert. These arms were granted by Sir William Dethick, Garter King of Arms, on 10 April 1593, on his elevation to the bishopric. The thorns of the roses in the arms, here depicted above the Bishop's tomb in Wells Cathedral, are painted not "vert" (green) but "or" (gold). Jewers noted in his 19th-century book that the monument had been newly painted
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