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Northolt, William of (d. 1190), bishop of Worcester

M. G. Cheney

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Northolt, William of (d. 1190), bishop of Worcester, took his name from Northolt, formerly Northall, in Middlesex, where the chapter of St Paul's held property. Nothing is known of his family or education. He is never called magister, and in later life he was described as wise as a result of experience rather than of learning. He spent most of his working life in the service of three archbishops of ...

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Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

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