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Simon Sudbury

(d. 1381) administrator and archbishop of Canterbury


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(d. 1381).

Archbishop of Canterbury. Sudbury was promoted to the bishopric of London in 1362. Appointed archbishop in 1375 he incurred odium for supporting John of Gaunt. In 1380 he was appointed chancellor and asked Parliament to grant the third poll tax. During the Peasants' Revolt, his reported hostility to the rebels caused them to hunt him down; he was captured in the Tower of London and beheaded.

Subjects: British History.


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