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Robert Waldby
(Died 1398)

Bishop of Aire
Archbishop of Dublin
Bishop of Chichester
Archbishop of York
Died: January 1398

Robert Waldby, a native of York and an Austin Friar, followed the Black Prince into Aquitaine and, after long studies at Toulouse, became professor of theology there and was greatly distinguished for his various learning. He became successively (1387) Bishop of Aire in Gascony; (1391) Archbishop of Dublin; (1396) Bishop of Chichester and finally Archbishop of York (1397). He was buried in Westminster Abbey, where his brass remains, in the Chapel of St. Edmund.

Edited from Richard John King's "Handbook to the Cathedrals of England: Northern Division" (1903). logo
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