Item 2 - Letter: Geoffrey Blythe, Bishop of Coventry & Lichfield

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GB 1859 SJLM/8/2/3/2


Letter: Geoffrey Blythe, Bishop of Coventry & Lichfield


  • 1507 (Creation)

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Geoffrey Blythe was educated at Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge, the latter of which he is recorded as having entered in 1483. He was ordained as a priest on 4th April 1496. From 1503 until his death, Blythe served as the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. He was appointed president of the Council of Wales and the Marshes from 1512 to 1524.

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Letter, Geoffrey Blyth[e] Bishop of Coventry & Lichfield, to Henry Hornby, enclosing will of Margaret Warton of Coventry, who bought jointly with her first husband Richard Clerk lands which she has left to the use of Christ's College, Cambridge. The messenger who brought this was probably the Prior of Coventry Charterhouse, who was rewarded in Lady Margaret's household accounts of the year 1507-1508.

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  • Box: 192/COLLEGE