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Courtenay, Williamlocked

  • R. N. Swanson


Courtenay, William (1341/2–1396), archbishop of Canterbury, was born at Exminster, Devon, in 1341 or 1342, being in his twenty-eighth year in August 1369. The fourth son of Hugh Courtenay, tenth earl of Devon (1303–1377), and Margaret de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey (VII) de Bohun, ...

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