The Register of William Bothe, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 1447-1452

The Register of William Bothe, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 1447-1452

Edited by John Condliffe Bates


Canterbury & York Society



Newly edited register of William Bothe rehabilitates a much maligned figure.
William Bothe, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, was the first bishop from a family that was to become a virtual episcopal dynasty, and one of the most vilified bishops of the fifteenth century. His register spans a short episcopate of only six years, but is nevertheless of great importance to the history of the see. It provides information about Bothe's episcopal officers, their backgrounds and careers, and about the details of life in the diocese at this time. Moreover, it allows a reassessment of this bishop's administration, suggesting that his concern for his diocese and dedication to his work was greater than has been hitherto appreciated. An appendix gives full details of his itinerary.


January 2008
228 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Canterbury & York Society
ISBN: 9780907239703
Format: Hardback
Canterbury & York Society
BISAC REL033000, BIO018000
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Table of Contents

The Register of William Bothe
Appendix 1: The itinerary of William Bothe
Index of People and Places
Index of Subjects


[An] exemplary edition. [...] Canterbury and York Society are to be thanked for bringing the work to completion. CATHOLIC HISTORICAL REVIEW

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