William Lyndwood

(c.1375-1446) Bishop of Saint David's, and the greatest English canonist. He was associated with Chichele in his proceedings against the Lollards, and was sent abroad on several diplomatic missions. His "Provinciale" forms a complete gloss on local church legislation in England and refutes the pet historical figment of the Anglicans that the Roman canon law was not binding on English ecclesiastical courts.

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