|Bishop of Worcester|
|See||Diocese of Worcester|
|Died||18 November 1373|
|Previous post||Bishop of Chichester
Dean of Chichester
Lenn's tenure at Chichester was quite short, but during that time he managed to get into a quarrel with the earl of Arundel, Stephens suggests that it was probably a dispute over land. It seems that the bishop procured a citation from Pope Urban V ordering the earl to appear before a court, in Rome, to answer the charges laid against him. The earl treated the summons with contempt and refused to go. What the bishop was trying to do was seen as a violation of both the Statute of Praemunire and the canon law of England. The King, Edward III, was angry at the insult and summoned the bishop to attend the king's court, to account for his actions. The bishop, however, was in Rome at the time but he was convicted in his absence, and all his goods and chattels seized, by the crown.
- Stephens Memorials pp. 117-118
- Coleman English Culture pp. 50-51 ...the most important position at the end of the fourteenth-early fifteenth century was called the abbreviator of the papal chancery. In the early fourteenth century the corresponding post was "auditor of causes of the apostolic palace". The way up was via the notariate and writerships of the chancery. These posts were dominated by English canon lawyers.
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 239
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 279
- Coleman, Janet (1985). In Piero Boitani. Chaucer and the Italian Trecento: English Culture in the Fourteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521239981.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- Stephens W.R.W. (1876). Memorials of the South Saxon See and Cathedral Church of Chichester. London: Richard Bentley and Sons.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Chichester
|Bishop of Worcester