|Bishop of Exeter|
|Elected||c. 30 January 1245|
|Term ended||26 December 1257|
|Consecration||22 October 1245
by Boniface of Savoy
|Died||26 December 1257|
Richard Blund (or Richard Blundy; died 1257) was a medieval Bishop of Exeter.
Blund's family was an important family in the city of Exeter, as his brother Hilary was mayor of Exeter twice, from 1224 to 1230 and from about 1234 to 1235. Because Richard is given the title of magister or master, it is assumed that he attended a university, but which one is unknown. He was a canon of Exeter Cathedral.
Blund was elected about 30 January 1245 and consecrated on 22 October 1245. He was consecrated at Reading by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Boniface of Savoy. Little is known of his activities as bishop, although the medieval chronicler Matthew Paris considered him a good choice for bishop.
- Barlow "Blund, Richard" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 246
- Moorman Church Life p. 173
- Barlow, Frank (2004). "Blund, Richard (d. 1257)" ((subscription or UK public library membership required)). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (May 2007 revised ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/94381. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- 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.
- Moorman, John R. H. (1955). Church Life in England in the Thirteenth Century (Revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. OCLC 213820968.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Exeter