- The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge [Dictionary edition]
- The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. I: Aachen - Basilians
ALLEY, WILLIAM: Bishop of Exeter; b. about
1510 at Chipping Wycombe, Bucks, England;
d. at Exeter Apr. 15, 1570. He was educated at
Eton, Cambridge, and Oxford, espoused the cause
of the Reformation, but kept in retirement during
the reign of Mary. Elizabeth made him divinity
reader in St. Paul’s, and in 1560 Bishop of Exeter.
He revised the Book of Deuteronomy for the
Bishops’ Bible, and published an exposition of
I Peter, with notes which show wide reading (2
vols., London, 1565).