Henry of Sandwich

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Henry of Sandwich
Bishop of London
Elected13 November 1262
Term ended15 September 1273
Predecessor Richard Talbot
Successor John Chishull
Consecration27 May 1263
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Died15 September 1273
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post(s) Prebendary of Weldland

Henry of Sandwich (died 1273) was a medieval Bishop of London.



Henry was the son of Henry of Sandwich, a knight from Sandwich, Kent. He held the prebend of Weldland in the diocese of London. [1]

Henry was Archdeacon of Oxford from 1259 to 1262. [2] He was elected Bishop of London on 13 November 1262, confirmed 21 December and consecrated on 27 May 1263. He was suspended from office on 1 December 1265 but was reinstated by Pope Gregory X on 31 May 1272. He returned to England from exile on 31 January 1273. [1]

Henry died on 15 September 1273. [3] After his death, his nephew Sir Ralph de Sandwich was made administrator of the See of London, having already acted as their administrator during Henry's exile in Rome.


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