Bainbridge, a native of Appleby, Westmorland, may have been educated at Queen's. He was a nephew of Thomas Langton, (Provost, 1487–1496), and succeeded him to the provostship in 1496. He became Prebendary of Salisbury and, later, of Lincoln, treasurer of St Paul’s, 1497; Archbishop of York, 1508; ambassador from Henry VIII to the Pope, 1509; Cardinal, 1511; LLD. He left Baldon Manor, Oxfordshire to the College.
He was poisoned by one of his chaplains and his tomb is in the English College, Rome. The features of the portrait are derived from this tomb. The painting is signed by the artist above the proper right shoulder.
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