Thomas de Lisle

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Thomas de Lisle
Bishop of Ely
Elected 15 July 1345
Term ended 23 June 1361
Predecessor Simon Montacute
Successor Simon Langham
Consecration July 1345
Personal details
Born c. 1298
Died 23 June 1361
Denomination Catholic

Thomas de Lisle (c. 1298–1361) was a medieval Bishop of Ely.

Lisle was elected to Ely on 15 July 1345 and consecrated in July 1345. He had his servants burn down some of the houses belonging to Blanche of Lancaster. He was rebuked by Edward III and ordered to pay damages, but after that he had her servant William Holm murdered in 1355. Edward then confiscated Lisle's possessions and made him beg for forgiveness.[1]

Lisle died on 23 June 1361.[2]


  1. ^ Mortimer, Ian (2008). The Perfect King. The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation. Vintage. p. 318. 
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 244


  • 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. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Simon Montacute
Bishop of Ely
Succeeded by
Simon Langham