John Hales (bishop of Coventry and Lichfield)

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John Hales
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Church Catholic
Appointed 20 September 1459
Term ended between 15 September and 30 September 1490
Predecessor Reginald Boulers
Successor William Smyth
Consecration 25 November 1459
Personal details
Died September 1490

John Hales (also Hals or Halse; died 1490) was a medieval Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.

Hales was Dean of Exeter between 1457 and 1459.[1]

Briefly during the restoration of King Henry VI of England in 1470 Hales was named Keeper of the Privy Seal, but he lost the office on the restoration of King Edward IV of England in 1471.[2]

Hales was nominated on 20 September 1459, and consecrated on 25 November 1459. He died on between 15 September and 30 September 1490.[3]


  1. ^ Ursula Radford (1955). "An Introduction to the Deans of Exeter". Report & Transactions of the Devonshire Association 87: 1–24.
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 96
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 254


  • 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. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Rotheram
Lord Privy Seal
Succeeded by
Thomas Rotheram
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Cobethorn
Dean of Exeter
Succeeded by
Henry Webber
Preceded by
Reginald Boulers
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Succeeded by
William Smyth