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Aigueblanche, Peter d' [Peter de Aqua Blanca] (d. 1268), bishop of Hereford and royal councillor, was descended from the family of Briançon, holders of the lordship of Aigueblanche (Savoie) in the Tarentaise or valley of the upper Isère, dependants of the counts of Savoy...

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Croft, Herbert (1603–1691), bishop of Hereford, was born on 18 October 1603 at Great Milton, Oxfordshire, the third son of Sir Herbert Croft (c. 1565–1629) of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, and his wife, Mary (1573×6–1659), daughter of Anthony Bourne of Holt Castle, Worcestershire. He was educated first in ...

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Latimer, Hugh (c. 1485–1555), bishop of Worcester, preacher, and protestant martyr, was born at Thurcaston, a village north of Leicester. Most accounts of his life mention the passage in a court sermon of 1549 referring to his parents and their hard-won prosperity: 'My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of ...

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Leonard, Graham Douglas (1921–2010), bishop of London and Roman Catholic priest, was born on 8 May 1921 at 6 Park Row, Greenwich, London, the only child of Douglas Leonard, a liberal evangelical Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Emily Mabel, née Cheshire. He was educated at ...

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Reginald fitz Jocelin [called Reginald Italus, Reginald Lombardus] (c. 1140–1191), bishop of Bath and archbishop-elect of Canterbury, was the son of Jocelin de Bohun, bishop of Salisbury, and was related to Earl Robert of Gloucester (d. 1147) and to Savaric fitz Geldwin (d. 1205)...

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Tunstal [Tunstall], Cuthbert (1474–1559), bishop of Durham and diplomat, was born near Hornby Castle in Hackforth, Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Tunstal, later a squire of the body to Richard III, and of his future second wife, a daughter of Sir John Conyers...