Geoffrey de Muschamp
|Geoffrey de Muschamp|
|Bishop of Coventry|
|Diocese||Diocese of Coventry|
|Appointed||bef 21 June 1198|
|Term ended||1208 (death)|
|Successor||William de Cornhill|
|Other posts||Archdeacon of Cleveland|
|Consecration||21 June 1198
by Hubert Walter
|Died||6 October 1208|
Geoffrey de Muschamp (died 6 October 1208) was a medieval Bishop of Coventry.
Muschamp began his ecclesiastical career under Geoffrey, Archbishop of York, who appears to have used his office of chancellor to promote Muschamp to the archdeaconry of Cleveland after the death of King Henry II of England. This irregular use of the office came to light five years later, and Muschamp had to pay a fine of ₤100 to King Richard I of England to retain the office. Muschamp opposed his former employer in the archbishop's dispute with the cathedral chapter of York Minster. He was consecrated on 21 June 1198 at Canterbury by Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury. Around 1200 he built Eccleshall Castle as a secure central residence for the bishops of the Diocese of Lichfield.
- Franklin,M. J. (2004). "Muschamp, Geoffrey de (d. 1208)" ((subscription or UK public library membership required)). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/10534. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Coventry
William de Cornhill
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