John Hales (bishop of Coventry and Lichfield)

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John Hales
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield
In office 1459–1490
Predecessor Reginald Boulers
Successor William Smyth
Personal details
Died September 1490

John Hales (or John Halse; died 1490) was a medieval Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.

Briefly during the restoration of King Henry VI of England in 1470 Hales was named Keeper of the Privy Seal, but he lost the office on the restoration of King Edward IV of England in 1471.[1]

Hales was nominated on 20 September 1459, and consecrated on 25 November 1459. He died on between 15 September and 30 September 1490.[2]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 96
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 254


  • 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. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Rotheram
Lord Privy Seal
Succeeded by
Thomas Rotheram
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Reginald Boulers
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Succeeded by
William Smyth