Simon of Elmham

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Simon of Elmham
Bishop-elect of Norwich
Diocese Diocese of Norwich
Elected circa 9 November 1236
Term ended 17 January 1239
election quashed
Predecessor Thomas Blunville
Successor William de Raley
Other posts Prior of Norwich
Personal details
Died 8 June 1257
Denomination Roman Catholic

Simon of Elmham (died 8 June 1257) was a medieval Bishop-elect of Norwich.

Life[edit]

Simon was Prior of Norwich from 1235.[1] He was elected to the see of Norwich about 9 November 1236[2] but his election was quashed by Pope Gregory IX on 17 January 1239 after King Henry III appealed to the pope and the case was heard by the papal legate Cardinal Otto (Oddone di Monferrato).[1]

Simon retained the office of prior and died while still prior on 8 June 1257.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b British History Online Bishops of Norwich accessed on 29 October 2007
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 261
  3. ^ British History Online Priors of Norwich accessed on 29 October 2007

References[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Blunville
Bishop-elect of Norwich
1236–1239
election quashed
Succeeded by
William de Raley