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Simon of Sudbury
Original name: Simon Theobold
Birth: 1317
Greater London, England
Death: 1381
Greater London, England

British historical figure. Consecrated as Bishop of London in 1361. Son of Nigel Theobald, a prosperous cloth merchant. A boy was destined for a career in the Church which saw him as Canon at Hereford in 1349 and at Salisbury in 1353. During those years he was also employed by Edward III on diplomatic missions abroad. By 1361 he has become Bishop of London. Archbishop of Canterbury from 1375, Chancellor of England from 1379. In 1375 he founded a College for priests-in-training in Sudbury. He was beheaded in Wat Tyler's rebellion in 1381. His body is buried in Canterbury cathedral. However his head was brough back to St Gregory's Church in Sudbury, where it now reposes in a special niche in the vestry. (bio by: julia&keld) 

Cause of death: Beheaded
Canterbury Cathedral
City of Canterbury
Kent, England
Plot: In Choir, with lead ball in place of head
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 17, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8491
Simon of Sudbury
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For the Lord will not cast off for ever; but if he has caused grief, he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses: for he doth not willingly aflict the children of men. Lamentations 3v31
- David Martin
 Added: Jun. 3, 2013
Rest in Peace, dearest Simon. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Mar. 5, 2013
I light a candle for Simon of Sudbury ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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