Robert Braybrooke

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Robert Braybrooke
Bishop of London
Church Catholic
See Diocese of London
In office 1381–1404
Predecessor William Courtenay
Successor Roger Walden
Personal details
Died 28 August 1404

Robert Braybrooke was a medieval Dean of Salisbury and Bishop of London.

Braybrooke was the son of Sir Gerard Braybrooke of Horsenden, Buckinghamshire & Colmworth, Bedfordshire and his wife, Isabella, the daughter of Sir Roger Dakney of Clophill.[citation needed] He was nominated 9 September 1381 and consecrated on 5 January 1382.[1]

Braybrooke was named Lord Chancellor of England on 20 September 1382 and was out of the office by 11 July 1383.[2]

He accompanied King Richard II to Ireland in 1394 and was Lord Chancellor of Ireland for six months in 1397.

Braybrooke died on 28 August 1404,[1] and was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. His tomb was smashed during the Great Fire of London in 1666, and his body was found inside intact and mummified.[citation needed]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 258
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 87

References[edit]

  • 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
Richard Scrope
Lord Chancellor
1382–1383
Succeeded by
Michael de la Pole
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Courtenay
Bishop of London
1381–1404
Succeeded by
Roger Walden