From LGBT Archive
Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583, serving Queen Elizabeth I until her death, and crowning James I. He was buried in Croydon and set up a charitable foundation which still supports three schools in Croydon.
Stephen Bates, in his book A church at war: Anglicans and homosexuality, comments "Archbishop John Whitgift, the man who crowned James I, took as his close companion Dr Andrew Perne, the ex-Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge".
- Stephen Bates, A church at war: Anglicans and homosexuality, p.78 (accessible via Google Books)