Antony Bek (bishop of Norwich)

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For the Bishop of Durham, see Antony Bek (bishop of Durham).
Antony Bek
Bishop of Norwich
Diocese Diocese of Norwich
Elected 14 March 1337
Term ended 19 December 1343 (death)
Predecessor William Ayermin
Successor William Bateman
Other posts Bishop of Lincoln-elect (1320)
Orders
Consecration 30 March 1337
Personal details
Born 1279
Died 19 December 1343(1343-12-19)
Denomination Roman Catholic

Antony Bek (also spelled Beck; 1279 – 19 December 1343) was a medieval Bishop of Norwich.

Bek was elected Bishop of Lincoln on 3 February 1320 but the election was quashed later in the year.[1]

Bek was the chancellor and dean of Lincoln Cathedral and was nominated to Bishop of Norwich by the Pope on 14 March 1337 and consecrated on 30 March 1337.[2] Bek was a quarrelsome man and, after a stormy and tyrannical episcopate, died on 19 December 1343, possibly poisoned by his own servants at the instigation of the monks.[2][3] He was replaced by Bishop Batemen.

Bek is not to be confused with Antony Bek, Bishop of Durham and Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, his kinsman and namesake.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 255
  2. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 262
  3. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine: 47. 1817. 

References[edit]

  • 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
John Dalderby
Bishop of Lincoln-elect
1320
Succeeded by
Henry Burghersh
Preceded by
William Ayermin
Bishop of Norwich
1337–1343
Succeeded by
William Bateman