Walter d'Eynsham

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Walter d'Eynsham
Archbishop of Canterbury-elect
Elected 3 August 1228
Quashed 5 January 1229
Predecessor Stephen Langton
Successor Richard le Grant
Consecration never consecrated

Walter d'Eynsham, also known as Walter de Hempsham was a medieval Archbishop of Canterbury-elect.

Walter was a monk of Christ Church Priory in Canterbury, when he was chosen to be the Archbishop of Canterbury on 3 August 1228 by his fellow monks of the cathedral chapter.[1] His appointment was over-ruled by King Henry III of England and Pope Gregory IX on 5 January 1229.[2] He was examined by a group of cardinals on theological matters and declared to have answered badly, thus allowing the pope to declare him ineligible for the office.[3]


  1. ^ Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 2: Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces): Canterbury: Archbishops
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 233
  3. ^ Powell and Wallis House of Lords p. 150


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Stephen Langton
Archbishop of Canterbury
Not endorsed.
Succeeded by
Richard le Grant