Thomas of Corbridge
|Archbishop of York|
|Elected||12 November 1299|
|Term ended||22 September 1304|
|Predecessor||Henry of Newark|
|Other posts||Chancellor of York|
|Consecration||28 February 1300|
by Boniface VIII
|Died||22 September 1304|
Thomas of Corbridge (sometimes Thomas Corbridge; died 1304) was Archbishop of York between 1299 and 1304.
The Archbishop of York is a senior bishop in the Church of England, second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The archbishop is the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of York and the metropolitan bishop of the Province of York, which covers the northern regions of England as well as the Isle of Man. The Archbishop of York is an ex officio member of the House of Lords and is styled Primate of England.
Some sources state that Thomas' grandfather was the master-carpenter in charge of building the transepts of York Minster,others state that nothing is known of his ancestry. He probably came from Corbridge, Northumberland. He was a canon of York before 11 September 1277 and held the prebend of Osbaldwick. He was a Doctor of Theology, probably from Oxford University. He was appointed Chancellor of York by 17 February 1280, but resigned the office on 16 June 1290 when he was appointed to the chapel of St Mary and Holy Angels, but was obstructed from that office. He then attempted to resume the office of chancellor, but the office had already been assigned to another priest and he was excommunicated by Archbishop John le Romeyn of York on 31 July 1290. Eventually he gained control of the chapel and the excommunication was lifted on 24 March 1291.
A transept is a transverse part of any building, which lies across the main body of the edifice. In churches, a transept is an area set crosswise to the nave in a cruciform ("cross-shaped") building within the Romanesque and Gothic Christian church architectural traditions. Each half of a transept is known as a semitransept.
The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly known as York Minster, is the cathedral of York, England, and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the third-highest office of the Church of England, and is the mother church for the Diocese of York and the Province of York. It is run by a dean and chapter, under the Dean of York. The title "minster" is attributed to churches established in the Anglo-Saxon period as missionary teaching churches, and serves now as an honorific title. Services in the minster are sometimes regarded as on the High Church or Anglo-Catholic end of the Anglican continuum.
Corbridge is a village in Northumberland, England, 16 miles (26 km) west of Newcastle and 4 miles (6 km) east of Hexham. Villages nearby include Halton, Acomb, Aydon and Sandhoe.
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The archbishop died on 22 September 1304at Laneham in Nottinghamshire. He died right after having been admonished and punished by King Edward I of England, because the archbishop had not put the king's nominee into a clerical post for which there was also a papal nominee. Walter of Guisborough, the chronicler, felt that the king's treatment of the archbishop so scared the archbishop that Thomas fell sick and died as a result. During the four and a half years that Thomas was archbishop, he never left his diocese except for parliaments because he was so busy visiting his diocese. Thomas was buried in Southwell Minster.
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|Catholic Church titles|
Henry of Newark
| Archbishop of York |
See vacant for two years, then