The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Lincoln|
|Church||Roman Catholic/Church of England|
|Appointed||20 March 1521|
|Consecration||5 May 1521|
by William Warham
|Died||7 May 1547|
Wooburn, Buckinghamshire, England
|Parents||Thomas Longland & Isabel Staveley|
John Longland (1473 – 7 May 1547) was the English Dean of Salisbury from 1514 to 1521 and Bishop of Lincoln from 1521 to his death in 1547.
He was made a Demy at Magdalen College, Oxford in 1491 and became a Fellow. He was King Henry VIII's confessorand was said to have been one of those who first persuaded the King that he should annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
In 1519 he was appointed Canon of the sixth stall at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1520. He was also Lord Almoner from c.1521.He was consecrated a bishop on 5 May 1521, by William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester; Nicholas West, Bishop of Ely; and John Vesey, Bishop of Exeter.
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