(c. 1120—1200) civil lawyer

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He successfully prosecuted the claim of Archbishop Theobald of Canterbury to the legateship of England (1146). He lectured on the Corpus iuris civilis, possibly at Oxford, and for poor students he prepared a brief compendium of the Digest and Codex, his Liber pauperum. As papal and provincial judge in York he opposed the influence of Gratian’s Decretum and Thomas Becket’s policies in Canterbury.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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