Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Dead Bishops

Three dead Bishops- as represented on their tombs in Winchester Cathedral. Winchester was the richest diocese in England- and the man who occupied its bishop's throne was ipso facto among the most powerful in the land. Wykeham and Waynflete did terms as Chancellor of England and Foxe was Lord Privy Seal.



William of Wykeham (1320ish-1404)



William Waynflete (1398-1486)



Richard Foxe (1448-1528)- a very dead bishop. This effigy shows him as a naked cadaver- and why not? Contemporaries said of him that he was Fox by name and fox by nature.
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