Simon of Worcester

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Simon
Bishop of Worcester
Elected c. 29 March 1125
Term ended 20 March 1150
Predecessor Theulf
Successor John de Pageham
Orders
Ordination 23 May 1125
Consecration 24 May 1125
by William de Corbeil
Personal details
Died 20 March 1150
Denomination Catholic
Previous post Queen's chaplain

Simon was a medieval Bishop of Worcester.

Life

Simon was a chaplain and chancellor of Adeliza of Louvain, the second wife of King Henry I of England, before being elected to the see of Worcester about 29 March 1125. He was ordained a priest on 23 May 1125 and consecrated on 24 May 1125,[1] at Canterbury by the archbishop, William de Corbeil.[2] He died about 20 March 1150.[3] Prior to his election, the monks of the cathedral chapter had appealed to William de Corbeil, Archbishop of Canterbury and to William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester, for help in securing a free election, but in the end they accepted Simon's appointment by King Henry I of England. Although he was not a monk, Simon became popular with his monks.[4]

Citations

  1. ^ British History Online Bishops of Worcester accessed on 3 November 2007
  2. ^ Bethell "English Black Monks" English Historical Review p. 684
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 278
  4. ^ Bethell "English Black Monks" English Historical Review p. 683

References

  • Bethell, D. L. (1969). "English Black Monks and Episcopal Elections in the 1120s". The English Historical Review. 84 (333): 673–694. doi:10.1093/ehr/LXXXIV.CCCXXXIII.673.
  • British History Online Bishops of Worcester accessed on 3 November 2007
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Theulf
Bishop of Worcester
1125–1150
Succeeded by
John de Pageham


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