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Richard Clifford
"Bishop of London
Archdiocese "Province of Canterbury
Appointed 22 June 1407
Term ended 20 August 1421
Predecessor "Nicholas Bubwith
Successor "John Kemp
Orders
Consecration 9 October 1401
Personal details
Died 20 August 1421
Denomination "Roman Catholic
Previous post "Bishop-elect of Bath and Wells
"Bishop of Worcester

Richard Clifford (died 1421) was a "Bishop of London who had previously been "Bishop of Worcester, "Bishop-elect of Bath and Wells, and "Lord Privy Seal.

Clifford's brother was the politician "Robert Clifford, who was member of parliament (MP) first for "Northumberland and later for "Kent.[1]

Clifford was appointed Lord Privy Seal on 14 November 1397 and resigned on 4 November 1401.[2] He was "Keeper of the Great Wardrobe from 1390 to 1398.

Clifford was elected to the "see of Bath and Wells on 12 May 1400, but not consecrated, as he was instead translated to the "see of Worcester.[3] Clifford was elected to the see of Worcester on 19 August 1401 and consecrated on 9 October 1401.[4]

Clifford was translated to the see of London on 22 June 1407.[5] He planned to found a "college of the University of Oxford which he intended to name London College.[6] However, he died on 20 August 1421[5] and his plan did not survive him.[6]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Roskell, Clark & Rawcliffe 1993, p. 241
  2. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, p. 95.
  3. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, p. 228.
  4. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, p. 279.
  5. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, p. 258.
  6. ^ a b Colvin 1983, p. 3.

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
"Guy Mone
"Lord Privy Seal
1397–1401
Succeeded by
"Thomas Langley
"Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
"Ralph Ergham
"Bishop of Bath and Wells
1400–1401
Succeeded by
"Henry Bowet
Preceded by
"Robert Tideman of Winchcombe
"Bishop of Worcester
1401–1407
Succeeded by
"Thomas Peverel
Preceded by
"Nicholas Bubwith
"Bishop of London
1407–1421
Succeeded by
"John Kemp
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