William Booth (bishop)

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The Most Reverend
William Booth
Archbishop of York
Church Roman Catholic
Appointed 21 July 1452
Term ended 12 September 1464
Predecessor John Kemp
Successor George Neville
Consecration 9 July 1447
Personal details
Died 12 September 1464

William Booth or Bothe (died 12 September 1464) was Bishop of Lichfield, from 1447 before becoming Archbishop of York in 1452 which post he held until his death in 1464.


Before election to Lichfield, Booth was rector of Prescot Parish Church, Lancashire from 1441. He was provided to the see of Lichfield on 26 April 1447, and consecrated on 9 July 1447.[1]

Booth was provided to the see of York on 21 July 1452.[2]

Along with the brothers Richard Neville, Earl Warwick and John Neville, Lord Montagu, Booth led an army north in late summer 1463 and defeated an invasion of Scots who had invaded along with ex-king Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou.[3]

Booth died 12 September 1464.[2]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 254
  2. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 282
  3. ^ Ross Edward IV p. 54


Further reading[edit]

  • Condliffe Bates, J., ed. (2008). The Register of William Bothe, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 1447-1452. Canterbury and York Society 98. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Heyworth
Bishop of Lichfield
Succeeded by
Nicholas Close
Preceded by
John Kemp
Archbishop of York
Succeeded by
George Neville