Joseph Hall (1574-1656) was an Anglican bishop. He was born at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire and graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His family were Puritans.
In 1608 he became chaplain to Henry, the Prince of Wales. He was one of the English delegates to the Synod of Dordt in 1618. He became the bishop of Exeter in 1627. He trod a path mid-way between the Puritans and the church establishment. He thought that episcopacy was a divine right. He then was made the bishop of Norwich.
He was described by Thomas Fuller as "our English Seneca".
Many of his writings are available from here: http://www.prdl.org/author_view.php?a_id=329