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Robert Braybrooke
Bishop of London
Appointed9 September 1381
Term ended28 August 1404
PredecessorWilliam Courtenay
SuccessorRoger Walden
Orders
Consecration5 January 1382
Personal details
Died28 August 1404
DenominationCatholic

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

Biography

Braybrooke was the son of Sir Gerard Braybrooke of Horsenden, Buckinghamshire & Colmworth, Bedfordshire and his wife, Isabella, the daughter of Sir Roger Dakeny 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]

Braybrooke 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.[3]

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Citations

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.

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