Richard Courtenay; ?-1415; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Richard Courtenay; ?-1415; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Son of Philip Courtenay of Ponderham, Devonshire. Godson of Will Courtney, Archbishop of Canterbury who took care of his education. Studied at Exeter College, Oxford. Prebend of Sneating in St Paul's Church, London in 1394. Also Dean of St Asaph, Canon of York, Canon of Wells in 1408, Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 1407, 1411 and 1413. Elected Bishop of Norwich at the request of King Henry V in June 1413, prov. 28 June 1413, temporalities 11 September 1413, consecrated by Archbishop Arundel of Canterbury in the presence of the king 17 September 1413. Present at the siege of Harflue where he died on 15 September 1415. Buried among the kings of Westminster on the north side of St Edward's Shrine behind the high altar. Died 15 September 1415.


Norwich, Norfolk; Oxford, Oxfordshire; London

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clergyman; Bishop of Norwich

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Created on: 21/11/2003 by Droip




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