Henry Sever

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Henry Sever DD (died 1471) was an English medieval divine and educational administrator.

Sever became the senior proctor at Merton College, Oxford in 1427. Sever was the chaplain and almoner of King Henry VI.[1] He was also the first Provost (head school governor) of Eton College, from 1440–2.[2] He was the Chancellor of Oxford University during 1442–3.[3] He became Prebendary (1445) and then Chancellor (1449) of St Paul's Cathedral in London.[1] From 1455 until his death in 1471, he was the Warden of Merton College, Oxford.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Henry Sever". The Concise Dictionary of National Biography. Volume III: N–Z. Oxford University Press. 1992. p. 2698.
  2. ^ Clark, Linda (2005). "Thomas S. Freeman". Of Mice and Men: Image, Belief and Regulation in Late Medieval England. Boydell Press. p. 130.
  3. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopædia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X.
  4. ^ Salter, H. E.; Lobal, Mary D., eds. (1954). "Merton College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 95–106.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Provost of Eton College
Succeeded by
William Waynflete
Preceded by
Thomas Gascoigne
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Thomas Gascoigne
Preceded by
Elias Holcot
Warden of Merton College, Oxford
Succeeded by
John Gigur

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