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Simon Sudbury

(d. 1381) administrator and archbishop of Canterbury

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diocese of Chelmsford

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The present see, created in 1914, is conterminous with Essex. In 604 Augustine consecrated Mellitus bishop of London to convert the East Saxons, but success was short‐lived. In c.650 Oswiu,...

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Peasants' Revolt

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An uprising in 1381 among the peasant and artisan classes in England, particularly in Kent and Essex. The rebels marched on London, occupying the city and executing unpopular ministers, but...

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William Courtenay

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(c. 1342–96).

Archbishop of Canterbury. Courtenay's aristocratic connections carried him rapidly up the ladder of preferment. Of the noble Devon family, he graduated in law at...

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