Chichele, Henry

(Chicheley, Henry) (1362-1443) Jurist and Archbishop of Canterbury, born Higham Ferrers, England; died Oxford. Consecrated Bishop of Saint David's, 1408, he was transferred to Canterbury, 1414. A trusted councillor of Henry V, he favored his French war policy. He energetically opposed the Lollards, but was reprimanded by Martin V for hindering the Church's liberties and failing to procure the abolition of the statutes of Provisors and Praemunire. Chichele was a benefactor of Oxford University, where his name is perpetuated in the Chichele professorship of modern history. He also founded two colleges at Oxford, Saint John's, and All Souls.

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