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Bateman [Norwich], William (c. 1298–1355), diplomat, founder of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and bishop of Norwich, was probably born in Norwich (from which he was sometimes named), the third son of William and Margery Bateman. His father was many times bailiff of the city, and in 1326–7 its member of ...

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Campeggi [Campeggio], Lorenzo (1471/2–1539), diplomat and bishop of Salisbury, was born in Milan, the eldest of the five sons of Giovanni Zaccaria Campeggi and Dorotea di Tommaso Tebaldi. He took his doctorate in canon and civil law at Bologna in 1500, the same year in which he married ...

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Clerk, John (1481/2?–1541), diplomat and bishop of Bath and Wells, was probably one of several sons of Clement Clerk of Much Livermere, Suffolk, and very likely the John Clerk of Norwich diocese dispensed in 1501 to hold a benefice despite being aged only nineteen....

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Du Bellay, Jean (1498–1560), diplomat and bishop of Paris, was born at Glatigny, the second son of Louis Du Bellay and Marguerite de la Tour-Landry. He studied first at the University of Angers, then in Paris at the Collège de Navarre, and finally at ...

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Fox, Edward (1496–1538), diplomat and bishop of Hereford, was born at Dursley, Gloucestershire, one of at least three children of William Fox (of a well-known Shropshire gentry family) and his wife, Joanna. According to one unreliable source he had a brother named Charles...

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Gainsburgh [Gainsborough], William (c. 1260–1307), diplomat and bishop of Worcester, was of unknown origins, but is presumed to have come from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, because in 1300 he interceded with the king for some of its inhabitants arrested at York for homicide. He is first in evidence at the ...

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Ghinucci, Girolamo (1480–1541), diplomat and bishop of Worcester, was most likely the illegitimate son of one of the Ghinucci, a patrician banking family of Siena. Destined for a career in the church he was sent in early childhood for education in Rome under the tutelage of ...

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Gigli, Giovanni (1434–1498), papal official, diplomat, and bishop of Worcester, was born at Bruges, the son of Carlo Gigli, a member of the Lucchese merchant community there, and his wife, Camilla Cagnoli. His father had had links with England since 1451, and was resident in ...

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Gigli, Silvestro (1463–1521), diplomat and bishop of Worcester, was born in Lucca in 1463, perhaps on 1 January, to Ser Nicolao Gigli (c.1410–1489) and his wife, Francesca (b. c.1433, d. after 1489), daughter of Giusfredo Rapondi. His patrician family exerted significant political power in ...

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Gray, William (c. 1388–1436), diplomat and bishop of Lincoln, obtained letters dimissory for the priesthood in 1414, and was therefore probably born about 1388 or shortly thereafter. The papal registers describe him as 'by both parents of a noble race of earls and barons' (...

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Knight, William (1475/6–1547), diplomat and bishop of Bath and Wells, was admitted as a scholar to Winchester College in 1487, aged eleven, the son of a college tenant in London. Little is known of his family. In 1514 he referred to John Newington...

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Landel, William (d. 1385), bishop of St Andrews and diplomat, was probably a younger son of a baronial family originally established in Berwickshire. On the death of his brother John, William acquired the baronies of Hownam and Crailing in Roxburghshire, but surrendered these in 1367 to ...

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Livingston, Thomas (1390/91–1460), titular bishop of Dunkeld and diplomat, was the illegitimate son of (almost certainly) a member of the baronial family of Livingston of Callendar in Stirlingshire, possibly Sir John Livingston (d. 1402). He was among the first graduates of St Andrews University...

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Morgan, Philip [Philip ap Morgan] (d. 1435), diplomat and bishop of Worcester and of Ely, was a Welshman from Llandaff diocese, but held his earliest preferments in St David's diocese, from before July 1390. He had a sister, Tanylwyst, and nephews Lewis Morgan...

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Northburgh, Michael (c. 1300–1361), diplomat and bishop of London, was a nephew of Roger Northburgh, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield (d. 1358). He studied at Oxford, proceeding MA by 1329 and DCL by 1336; in old age he was one of three bishops who witnessed the royal grant of privileges to the university on 27 June 1357....

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Orleton [Hereford], Adam (c. 1275–1345), diplomat, politician, and bishop, was probably born not in Orleton but in nearby Hereford, where there were several Orletons, including William who was bailiff or mayor. The brothers John and Thomas Trillek, who both became bishops, are believed to have been his nephews. That ...

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Polton, Thomas (d. 1433), ecclesiastical diplomat and bishop of Worcester, was probably the son of Thomas Polton of Great Mildenhall Manor in Wiltshire, which he inherited after 1400 and left to his nephew George Polton. After study at Oxford, where he became BCL in 1394, and where he was charged and pardoned for an affray in which another student was killed, he became a notary and commissary-general of ...

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Russell, Richard (1630–1693), diplomat and Roman Catholic bishop in Portugal, was born in Buckland, Berkshire, the son of Richard Russell, a Roman Catholic. At the age of twelve he became a servant to Edward Pickford alias Daniel, newly appointed president of the English College, Lisbon...

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Skirlawe [Skirlaw], Walter (c. 1330–1406), diplomat and bishop of Durham, was born in or shortly after 1330 at Skirlaugh in the parish of Swine, near Hull. His family was probably prosperous, since his sister Joan became prioress of Swine. Other recorded relatives are ...

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Spens, Thomas (c. 1415–1480), diplomat and bishop of Aberdeen, was the third son of John Spens of Glen Douglas and Lathallan and his wife, Isabel, daughter of Sir John Wemyss. Having allegedly been educated in Edinburgh in the 1430s, he took his first steps in a long diplomatic career when on 16 December 1439 he was granted a safe conduct by ...