Richard Cox, an English prelate, born at Whaddon about 1500, died in 1581. He was educated at Eton and King's college, Cambridge, and when Christchurch college at Oxford was founded by Cardinal Wolsey, he was chosen one of its officers; but adopting the doctrines of the reformers, he was thrown into prison. He was subsequently made master of Eton, and through the influence of Cranmer became a prebendary of Ely cathedral in 1541. He was tutor to Prince Edward, afterward Edward VI., upon whose accession he became chancellor of Oxford, canon of Windsor, dean of Westminster, and a privy councillor. When Mary began her reign he was imprisoned in the Marshalsea, but was soon released, and fled to the continent; but on Elizabeth's accession he returned to England, and was made bishop of Ely, which see he held for 21 years, and worked zealously and even violently for the reformed faith. He took an active part in the preparation of the liturgy. The revision of the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, in the edition of the Scriptures called the "Bishops' Bible," was made by him.