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People/Characters: Robert Burnell, Bishop of Bath & Wells

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Edward I by Michael Prestwich
A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain by Marc Morris
The Thirteenth Century, 1216-1307 by Sir Maurice Powicke

Character description

Robert Burnell: Medieval English clergyman, and not a shining example of the type -- although hardly an atypical one. When King Henry III died, Burnell governed the realm until the new king Edward I returned from crusade. Burnell then served as chancellor until his death in 1292.He became Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1275, but the Pope denied him translation either to the richer bishopric of Winchester or to the Archbishopric of Canterbury, presumably due to his lax morals; he is said to have had a number of illegitimate children.

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