William Lyndwood

(c. 1375—1446) administrator, ecclesiastical lawyer, and bishop of St David's.

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English canonist and from 1442 Bp. of St Davids. He was closely associated with H. Chichele in the proceedings against the Lollards. His Provinciale (completed 1430) is a collection of provincial constitutions of the Abps. of Canterbury from 1222 to 1416, with an extensive gloss and index (completed in 1433). It remains a standard authority on English ecclesiastical law and the text generally used for official purposes.

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

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