Edmund Lacey

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Edmund Lacey
Bishop of Exeter
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Exeter
In office 1420–1455
Predecessor John Catterick
Successor John Hales
Personal details
Died 18 September 1455
Previous post Bishop of Hereford

Edmund Lacey (or Lacy; died 1455) was a medieval Bishop of Hereford and Bishop of Exeter in England.

Lacey was educated at University College, Oxford, where he was a mature commoner, then Fellow, and subsequently Master of the College from 1398 until c.1401.[1] The College prospered and developed under him, as well as under John Appleton and John Castell who followed him.[2][2]

In 1401 he was appointed Canon of the ninth stall at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1417.[3]

Around 1414 Lacey was appointed Dean of the Chapel Royal, accompanying King Henry V to the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.[4] He was elected to the see of Hereford between 21 January and 17 February 1417 and consecrated on 18 April 1417.[5] He was then translated to the see of Exeter on 15 July 1420. While bishop at Exeter, Lacey promoted the cult of the Archangel Raphael, proclaiming the feast in his diocese in 1443, and working throughout England to institute the cult.[6]

He died on 18 September 1455.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Darwall-Smith, Robin, A History of University College, Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-928429-0. pages 45, 60, 73–74, 529.
  2. ^ a b Carr, William, University College, Routledge, 1998. ISBN 978-0-415-18632-2. Chapter IV, The Fifteenth Century: Early Benefactors, Buildings, and Further Statutes (pages 53–73).
  3. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
  4. ^ George Oliver, Edmund Lucy. In Lives of the Bishops of Exeter, Exeter: William Roberts, Broadgate, 1861.
  5. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 251
  6. ^ Swanson Religion and Devotion p. 171
  7. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 247

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. 
  • Swanson, R. N. (1995). Religion and Devotion in Europe, c.1215–c.1515. Cambridge Medieval Textbooks. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-37950-4. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Duffield
Master of University College, Oxford
1398–c.1401
Succeeded by
John Appleton
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Mascall
Bishop of Hereford
1417–1420
Succeeded by
Thomas Polton
Preceded by
John Catterick
Bishop of Exeter
1420–1455
Succeeded by
John Hales