Reginald Boulers

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The Right Reverend
Reginald Boulers
O.S.B., D.Th.
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Church Roman Catholic Church
Diocese Coventry and Lichfield
In office 1453–1459
Predecessor Nicholas Close
Successor John Hales
Orders
Consecration 14 February 1451
Personal details
Died 1459
Nationality English
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Reginald Boulers (died 1459) was a medieval Abbot of Gloucester, Bishop of Hereford and Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.

He became abbot of the abbey of St Peter at Gloucester in 1437.[1] Boulers was a shrewd man of affairs and was sent on an embassy to Rome in 1449, when the convent allowed him £400 for his expenses.[1] In 1450, he was seized by Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and imprisoned for a time in Ludlow Castle.[1] In the same year, Boulers was appointed to the See of Hereford on 14 August 1450 and consecrated on 14 February 1451.[2][3][4] He was translated to the See of Coventry and Lichfield on 7 February 1453.[5][6][7]

Shortly before his death he willed his books to the library at Gloucester Abbey.[1] Boulers died in office sometime between 24 March and 10 April 1459.[6][7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Page 1907, pp. 53–61.
  2. ^ Eubel 1914, p. 163.
  3. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, p. 251.
  4. ^ Horn 1962, pp. 1–3.
  5. ^ Eubel 1914, p. 135.
  6. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, p. 254.
  7. ^ a b Jones 1965, pp. 1–3.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Morwent
Abbot of Gloucester
1437–1450
Succeeded by
Thomas Sebroke
Preceded by
Richard Beauchamp
Bishop of Hereford
1450–1453
Succeeded by
John Stanberry
Preceded by
Nicholas Close
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
1453–1459
Succeeded by
John Hales