Roger Northburgh

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Roger Northburgh
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield
In office 1321–1358
Predecessor Walter Langton
Successor Robert de Stretton
Personal details
Died 22 November 1358
Previous post Archdeacon of Richmond

Roger Northburgh (died 1358) was Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.

Northburgh served as Keeper of the Privy Seal from 1312 to 1316,[1] and as Keeper of the wardrobe from 1316 to 1322. During his term as keeper of the Privy Seal he was captured at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and lost possession of the seal, forcing the king to write to every sheriff to warn them the seal was no longer under his control.[2]

Northburgh was Archdeacon of Richmond from 1317 to 1322,[3] Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1321 to 1326 [4] and Lord High Treasurer of England from June to December of 1340.[5] Northburgh was selected as bishop of Coventry and Lichfield on 14 December 1321, consecrated on 27 June 1322 and died in office on 22 November 1358.[6]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 93
  2. ^ Tout, Thomas. Chapters in the Administrative History of Mediaeval England, Volume 1. p. 296. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  3. ^ Jones Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300–1541: volume 6: Northern province (York, Carlisle and Durham): Archdeacons: Richmond
  4. ^ Victoria County History
  5. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 105
  6. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 253


Political offices
Preceded by
William Melton
Lord Privy Seal
Succeeded by
Thomas Charlton
Preceded by
Sir Robert Sadington
Lord High Treasurer
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Parning
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Walter de Langton
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Succeeded by
Robert de Stretton