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Robert Braybrooke
Bishop of London
Church Catholic
See Diocese of London
In office 1381–1404
Predecessor William Courtenay
Successor Roger Walden
Personal details
Died 28 August 1404

Robert Braybrooke was a medieval Dean of Salisbury and Bishop of London.

Braybrooke was the son of Sir Gerard Braybrooke of Horsenden, Buckinghamshire & Colmworth, Bedfordshire and his wife, Isabella, the daughter of Sir Roger Dakney of Clophill. He was nominated 9 September 1381 and consecrated on 5 January 1382.[1]

Braybrooke was named Lord Chancellor of England on 20 September 1382 and was out of the office by 11 July 1383.[2]

He accompanied King Richard II to Ireland in 1394 and was Lord Chancellor of Ireland for six months in 1397.

Braybrooke died on 28 August 1404,[1] and was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. His tomb was smashed during the Great Fire of London in 1666, and his body was found inside intact and mummified.

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Notes

  1. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 258
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 87

References

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.  CS1 maint: Extra text (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Scrope
Lord Chancellor
1382–1383
Succeeded by
Michael de la Pole
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Courtenay
Bishop of London
1381–1404
Succeeded by
Roger Walden


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