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Fastolf [Falstoli], Thomas (d. 1361), canon lawyer and bishop of St David's, was one of a distinguished group of East Anglian lawyers nurtured by William Bateman (d. 1355), bishop of Norwich. He was one of three lawyer sons of Thomas Fastolf of ...

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Lyndwood, William (c. 1375–1446), administrator, ecclesiastical lawyer, and bishop of St David's, was born in Linwood, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. One of the seven children of John Lyndwood (d. 1419), a successful woolman, and his wife, Alice, William Lyndwood is depicted as a child, but dressed precociously in the robes of a doctor of laws, on his father's monumental brass in ...

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St Leofard [St Lifard], Gilbert de (c. 1230–1305), canon lawyer and bishop of Chichester, was almost certainly a Frenchman, named from the college of St Liphard at Meung-sur-Loire near Orléans. He was in England by February 1254, probably an academic refugee from the ...