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Wardlaw, Henry (c. 1365–1440), bishop of St Andrews and founder of its university

C. A. McGladdery

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/28722

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Wardlaw, Henry (c. 1365–1440), bishop of St Andrews and founder of its university, was the nephew of the influential Cardinal Walter Wardlaw; he came of a branch of the Wardlaw family established in the diocese of Aberdeen. A career in the church must have been decided for him at an early stage, as his uncle petitioned the pope on his behalf in 1378 for a canonry of ...

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