|Bishop of Exeter|
|See||Diocese of Exeter|
|Elected||between 7 August and 7 October 1280|
|Term ended||October 1291|
|Other posts||Archdeacon of St David's|
|Consecration||10 November 1280
by Richard of Gravesend
|Born||circa (c.) 1230|
Quinel was born about 1230, to Peter Quinel and his wife Helewis. He may have been educated at a university, because in 1262 he was given the title of master, which implies a university education.
Quinel was elected between 7 August and 7 October 1280 and consecrated on 10 November 1280. His consecration took place at Canterbury Cathedral and was performed by Richard of Gravesend who was Bishop of London.
While bishop, Quinel legislated that clerics' clothes should be all one colour, gave detailed lists of the required furnishings of a church, and ordered that any uneducated clergy should be deprived of office. These were part of a set of statutes that Quinel issued in 1287 for his diocese. He also continued the rebuilding efforts at Exeter Cathedral, and was generally credited with deciding to rework the cathedral along Gothic lines.
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- Orme, Nicholas (2004). "Quinil, Peter (c. 1230–1291)" ((subscription or UK public library membership required)). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (May 2005 revised ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/22969. Retrieved 12 April 2008.
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