Richard Clifford

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Richard Clifford
Bishop of London
Archdiocese Province of Canterbury
Appointed22 June 1407
Term ended20 August 1421
Predecessor Nicholas Bubwith
Successor John Kemp
Orders
Consecration9 October 1401
Personal details
Died20 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.

Bishop of London third most senior bishop of the Church of England

The Bishop of London is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury.

Bishop of Worcester Diocesan bishop in the Church of England

The Bishop of Worcester is the head of the Church of England Diocese of Worcester in the Province of Canterbury, England.

Bishop of Bath and Wells Diocesan bishop in the Church of England

The Bishop of Bath and Wells heads the Church of England Diocese of Bath and Wells in the Province of Canterbury in England.

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

Robert Clifford, was an English politician.

Northumberland, was a County constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832. It was represented by two Members of Parliament.

Kent was a parliamentary constituency covering the county of Kent in southeast England. It returned two "knights of the shire" to the House of Commons by the bloc vote system from the year 1290. Members were returned to the Parliament of England until the Union with Scotland created the Parliament of Great Britain in 1708, and to the Parliament of the United Kingdom after the union with Ireland in 1801 until the county was divided by the Reform Act 1832.

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]

The Diocese of Bath and Wells is a diocese in the Church of England Province of Canterbury in England.

Anglican Diocese of Worcester Diocese of the Anglican Church

The Diocese of Worcester forms part of the Church of England (Anglican) Province of Canterbury in England.

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]

Colleges of the University of Oxford colleges and PPHs which are autonomous self-governing corporations within the university

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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