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Henry Burghersh, Bishop of Lincoln

Male 1292 - 1340  (48 years)


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  • Name Henry Burghersh 
    Suffix Bishop of Lincoln 
    Born 1292  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Dec 1340  Ghent, Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I20140  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 

    Father Robert de Burghersh,   b. of Burghersh, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 2 Jul 1306 and 8 Oct 1306 
    Mother Maud de Badlesmere,   d. Aft 2 Jan 1306 
    Family ID F12445  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      On 27 May 1320 owing to [his uncle Bartholomew, Lord Badlesmere's] influence Pope John XXII appointed Burghersh bishop of Lincoln in spite of the fact that the chapter had already made an election to the vacant bishopric, and he was consecrated bishop on 20 July 1320. After the execution of Badlesmere in 1322 Burghersh's lands were seized by Edward II, and the pope was urged to deprive him; about 1326, however, his possessions were restored, a proceeding which did not prevent him from joining Edward's queen, Isabella, and taking part in the movement which led to the deposition and murder of the king.

      Enjoying the favour of the new king, Edward III, the bishop was Lord Treasurer from 1327 to 1328 and then became chancellor of England in 1328; but he failed to secure the archbishopric of Canterbury which became vacant about the same time, and was deprived of his office of chancellor and imprisoned when Isabella lost her power in 1330. But he was soon released and again in a position of influence. He was treasurer of England from 1334 to 1337, and high in the favour and often in the company of Edward III; he was sent on several important errands, and entrusted with important commissions.

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Wikipedia.