He was consecrated bishop of Carlisle on 18 July 1537. He became in 1534 register of the order of the Garter, in the room of Dr. Richard Sydnor, archdeacon of Totnes. He was praised by Erasmus, while he was a fellow of King's College, as a young man of eloquence; and Leland, the antiquary, who was his friend, has celebrated him in a copy of Latin verses. He was both master and provost of Eton; but in 1529 he retired to Oxford and was incorporated B.D. and afterwards proceeded D.D. in that university. He died in 1555 at Horncastle in Lincolnshire.
His principal works are the following.
- Epistola ad Gwielmum Hormannum
- Epigrammata varia
- Several Resolutions concerning the Sacraments
- Answers to certain Queries concerning the Abuses of the Mass
- "Aldrich, Robert (ALDC507R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
- Foster, Joseph, ed. (1891). Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714. University of Oxford. pp. 1–28 – via British History Online.
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This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Rose, Hugh James (1857). "Aldrich, Robert". A New General Biographical Dictionary. 1 AA–ANS. London: B. Fellowes et al. pp. 256–257.