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Henry Bowett
Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 20, 1423

English Diplomat and Churchman. As Chaplain to Pope Urban VI he was the only Englishman at the Papal Court courageous enough to remain with the Pope after the riots at Lucia in 1385. During the reign of Richard II he was made Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Aquitaine, and in 1398 was appointed a Constable of Bordeaux. On Henry IV's accession, he became an influential adviser to the King, being appointed one of the Regents for Henry's possessions in southern France. In 1400 he was made Archbishop of York, which had been vacant for two years following the execution of Archbishop Scrope.In 1417, despite his age and the fact that he had to be carried in a litter, he accompanied the army to fight the Scots, and his example was a contributory factor in the English victory. (bio by: julia&keld) 
 
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York Minster
York
York Unitary Authority
North Yorkshire, England
Plot: The Lady Chapel
 
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Originally Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Oct 27, 2006
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Henry Bowet: You will be remembered as both Bishop of Bath and Wells and Archbishop of York. You were a royal clerk to King Richard II of England, and at one point carried letters of recommendation to Pope Urban VI from the king. The pope had already appo...(Read more)
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