Item 17 - Indulgence of William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury

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Indulgence of William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury


  • 6 April 1390 (Dated 'in manerio nostro de Croydon sexto die mensis Aprilis Anno d[o]m[ini] mill[es]imo CCCmo Nonogesimo Et nostre translacio[n]is nono'.) (Creation)

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William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury. After holding prebends in the churches of Exeter, Wells, and York, he was made Bishop of Hereford 1370. As bishop, his efforts to suppress the Lollards were unceasing. Transferred to the See of London, 1375. As the Bishop of London he spent a lot of time interrogating Wycliffe. In 1381 he became Archbishop of Canterbury and in1382 was appointed to the chancellorship of the kingdom, an office which he resigned after several months. Died 31st July 1396 at Maidstone.

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The Archbishop grants indulgence of 40 days to persons contributing to the relief of the nuns whose buildings have been ruined by violent storms. Written in the Manor of Croydon.

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Published in Willis & Clark, p. 185.

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Caryl A. 9 (6)

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