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John [John of Greenford] (d. 1180), bishop of Chichester

Stephen Marritt

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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John [John of Greenford] (d. 1180), bishop of Chichester, was the son of a canon and had a severe eye problem, two disabilities that necessitated a special dispensation from Pope Alexander III to allow him to take up episcopal office. These issues might not have surfaced if John, elected in ...

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