Definition of King's Preacher in English:

King's Preacher


historical British
  • (During the reign of a king) any of four clergymen appointed as itinerant preachers to promote Protestant doctrine in areas of Lancashire where Roman Catholicism persisted after the Reformation.

    The office was created by Queen Elizabeth I in 1599 and was abolished in 1845, by which time it had come to be regarded as a sinecure.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Baxter (1615–1691), ejected minister and religious writer.