Walter Lyhert; ?-1472; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Walter Lyhert; ?-1472; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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?-1472

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Descended from Robert le Hert of Norwich in 1261. Appointed bishop of this see by the Pope at the request of the Earl of Suffolk whose chaplain he was. Lived in Nettleton, Wiltshire, and later at Hygham, Wells. Bachelor in divinity, Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and Master of St Anthony's Hospital, London. Declared bishop by papal provision on 24 January 1446, temporalities 26 February 1446, consecrated at Lambeth 27 February 1446. He paved the cathedral and made the carved roof of the nave. His will is dated 31 March 1471. Died 24 May 1472 at Hoxne, Suffolk.

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Norwich, Norfolk; Hoxne, Suffolk; London; Oxford, Oxfordshire

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clergyman; Bishop of Norwich

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Created on: 21/11/2003 by Droip

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