William Berton

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William Berton DD was an English medieval college Fellow and university Chancellor.[1]

Life[edit]

Berton was a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford and twice Chancellor of the University of Oxford during 1379–81 and 1382.[2] He was a Doctor of Divinity.[3] The controversy surrounding the theologian John Wycliffe concerning the sacrament was current at the time of Berton's Chancellorship and he gave some credence to Wycliffe's argument.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b  Lane-Poole, Reginald (1885). "Berton, William of". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 4. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  2. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  3. ^ Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxonienses". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. Google Books. pp. 30–32. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert Aylesham
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
1379–1381
Succeeded by
Robert Rygge
Preceded by
Robert Rygge
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
1382
Succeeded by
Robert Rygge