Godfrey of Bath
|Godfrey of Bath|
|Bishop of Bath|
|Appointed||25 March 1123|
|Predecessor||John of Tours|
|Other posts||queen's chaplain|
|Consecration||26 August 1123
by William de Corbeil
|Died||16 August 1135|
Godfrey (died 1135) was a medieval Bishop of Bath.
Godfrey was a native of Leuven and was chaplain to Adeliza of Louvain, second wife of King Henry I of England. Godfrey served as chaplain both before and after her marriage to the king. He came with her to England when she married Henry I.
Godfrey was nominated 25 March 1123, and consecrated 26 August 1123 by Archbishop William de Corbeil of Canterbury at St. Paul's London. During the last years of King Henry I's rule, Godfrey was often at the king's court and received a number of charters from the king.
- Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 7: Bath and Wells: Bishops
- Barlow English Church p. 86
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 228
- Hollister Henry I p. 472
- Barlow, Frank (1979). The English Church 1066–1154: A History of the Anglo-Norman Church. New York: Longman. ISBN 0-582-50236-5.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- Greenway, Diana E. (2001). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 7: Bath and Wells: Bishops. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 23 September 2007.
- Hollister, C. Warren (2001). Frost, Amanda, ed. Henry I. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-08858-2.
|Catholic Church titles|
John of Tours
|Bishop of Bath