John Stafford (bishop)
Archbishop of Canterbury|
Primate of All England
|Appointed||13 May 1443|
|Term ended||25 May 1452|
|Other posts||Bishop of Bath and Wells|
|Consecration||translated 13 May 1443|
|Died||25 May 1452|
Early life and education
On 18 December 1424 Pope Martin V made him Bishop of Bath and Wells, and he was consecrated on 27 May 1425. Pope Eugene IV made him Archbishop of Canterbury in May 1443, a position he held until his death on 25 May 1452. He steered an even course between parties as a moderate man and useful official.
His grand nephew Humphrey Stafford of Hooke rose in prominence in the King's party thereafter.
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- R. G. Davies, ‘Stafford, John (d. 1452)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 29 July 2013
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 95
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 106
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- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 228
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 233
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| Lord Privy Seal
| Lord High Treasurer
The Lord Hungerford
| Lord Chancellor
|Catholic Church titles|
| Bishop of Bath and Wells
| Archbishop of Canterbury