Henry de Sully

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For the nephew of Stephen of England and abbot of Fécamp, see Henry de Sully (abbot). For the treasurer of Philip V of France and governor of Navarre, see Henry de Sully (1282-1336) (fr). For the archbishop of Bourges and cardinal, see Henry de Sully (archbishop) (fr).
Henry de Sully
Bishop of Worcester
Church Roman Catholic
Elected 4 December 1193
Term ended October 1195
Predecessor Robert FitzRalph
Successor John of Coutances
Consecration 12 December 1193
Personal details
Died 23 or 24 October 1195
Previous post Abbot of Glastonbury

Henry de Sully (or Henry de Soilli) (d. 23 or 24 October 1195) was a medieval monk, Bishop of Worcester and Abbot of Glastonbury.


Henry became prior of Bermondsey Abbey in 1186. In September 1189, following the death of Henry II of England, Richard I of England appointed him Abbot of Glastonbury.[1] It was while he was abbot that Glastonbury claimed to find the body of King Arthur around 1191. He was elected to the see of Worcester[2] on 4 December 1193 and consecrated on 12 December 1193. He died on 23 or 24 October 1195.[3]



Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert FitzRalph
Bishop of Worcester
Succeeded by
John of Coutances