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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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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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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)...