Bishop of Norwich. Born in Rome, Pandulf was sent by Innocent III to negotiate an end to the dispute with King John, which had brought England under interdict. He arrived in 1211 and demanded the restoration of Archbishop Langton. John refused and Pandulf departed. He was sent back in 1213, by which time John's position had weakened and he sued for terms, doing homage to the pope for his kingdom. Henceforward Pandulf advised John and was created bishop of Norwich in 1215. After John's death, Pandulf took a prominent part in the government of the country during the minority of Henry III, forming a triumvirate with Hubert de Burgh and Peter des Roches.
Subjects: British History.