Richard Mayew

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Richard Mayew (1439/40–1516), also written Mayo, was an English academic, who became Bishop of Hereford (1504 to 1516)[1] and a diplomat for Henry VII of England.

Mayew was born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England. He was one of the party who brought Catherine of Aragon from Spain for her marriage, a mission commemorated in tapestries.[2]

He was President of Magdalen College, Oxford, from 1480 to 1507;[3] previously he had been a Fellow of New College, Oxford, and was brought in by William Waynflete.[4] He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 1484–5, and Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 1502.

Mayew was buried at Hereford Cathedral.[5]


  1. ^ Bishops, British History Online.
  2. ^ Gardiner, Rena. "The Story of Magdalen College, Oxford". Magdalen College, Oxford. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ The 42 presidents, Magdalen College, Oxford, UK.
  4. ^ William Waynflete, Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911.
  5. ^ "Richard Mayo". Find A Grave. Retrieved 19 July 2012. [unreliable source?]
Academic offices
Preceded by
William Tybard
President of Magdalen College, Oxford
Succeeded by
John Claymond
Preceded by
Robert Wrangwais, William Sutton
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
John Taylor
Preceded by
William Smyth
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
William Warham
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Adriano Castellesi
Bishop of Hereford
Succeeded by
Charles Booth