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Henry Bowett

Death 20 Oct 1423
Cawood, Selby District, North Yorkshire, England
Burial York, York Unitary Authority, North Yorkshire, England
Plot The Lady Chapel
Memorial ID 16343199 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 16343199
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Bowett (unknown–20 Oct 1423), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16343199, citing York Minster, York, York Unitary Authority, North Yorkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .