John Castell

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John Castell (aka John Castle[1]) was a Master of University College, Oxford,[2] and later a Chancellor of the University of Oxford

Castell was a Fellow of University College. He became Master of the College in circa 1408.[2] He also held preferment in the Diocese of York with his mastership.[1] In 1411, a sentence of excommunication was issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Arundel, against Castell, Fellows at the College — Robert Burton (later Master of the College), John Hamerton, and Adam Redyford — and the College as a whole, due to Lollardy leanings.[2] An appeal to the Pope against the excommunication was made by the bursar of the College, John Ryvell. Castell survive the controversy and continued as Master until 1420.

John Castell was appointed a King's Clerk in 1420. In 1421, he became Chancellor of Oxford University, a position he held until 1426.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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).
  2. ^ a b c Darwall-Smith, Robin, A History of University College, Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-928429-0. Pages 45, 49–50, 52, 57, 73–74, 79, 106, 529.
Academic offices
Preceded by
John Appleton
Master of University College, Oxford
c.1408–1420
Succeeded by
Robert Burton
Preceded by
Walter Treugof
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
1421–1426
Succeeded by
Thomas Chase
Government offices
Preceded by
John Stone
King's Clerk
1420
Succeeded by
William Alnwick