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 Simon of Sudbury

Simon of Sudbury

Original Name Simon Theobold
Birth
Sudbury, London Borough of Ealing, Greater London, England
Death 14 Jun 1381 (aged 63–64)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England
Plot In Choir, with lead ball in place of head
Memorial ID 8491 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 17 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8491
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Simon of Sudbury (1317–14 Jun 1381), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8491, citing Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .