William Percy (bishop)
|Bishop of Carlisle|
|See||Diocese of Carlisle|
|Born||7 April 1428|
|Died||26 April 1462|
William Percy was a late medieval Bishop of Carlisle. Born at Alnwick Castle on the 7th April 1428, he was the fifth son of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, and his wife Lady Eleanor Neville. Percy was in 1451 appointed to be Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, a post he held until 1456. He was selected 30 August 1452 to be Bishop of Carlisle following the appointment of his predecessor Nicholas Close to the Bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield. Percy was consecrated between 16 November and 18 December 1452. He died on 26 April 1462.
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 236
- 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.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Carlisle
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