Richard le Gras

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Richard le Gras
Abbot of Evesham
Elected25 September 1236
Term ended9 December 1242
PredecessorRandulf of Evesham
SuccessorThomas of Gloucester
Other postsPrior of Hunley Priory
Personal details
Died9 December 1242
Gascony
DenominationCatholic
Keeper of the Great Seal
In office
1240–1242
MonarchHenry III of England
Preceded byRalph Neville
Succeeded byRalph Neville

Richard le Gras (Richard the Bold in French; died 9 December 1242) was Lord Keeper of England and Abbot of Evesham in the 13th century.

Richard was prior of Hurley Priory before his election as abbot on 25 September 1236, he was blessed by the Bishop of Coventry on 30 November 1236 and was installed in office on 6 December 1236.[1]

Richard was Lord Keeper from 1240 to 1242.[2]

Richard was elected Bishop of Coventry in 1241, but either did not accept the office or died before the disputed election was resolved, he died in Gascony on 9 December 1242.[1]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Knowles, et al. Heads of Religious Houses p. 41
  2. ^ Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 82

References[edit]

  • Knowles, David; London, Vera C. M.; Brooke, Christopher (2001). The Heads of Religious Houses, England and Wales, 940–1216 (Second ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-80452-3.
  • Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde, ed. (1961). Handbook of British Chronology (2nd ed.). London:Royal Historical Society.

See also[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Randulf of Evesham
Abbot of Evesham
1236–1242
Succeeded by
Thomas of Gloucester
Preceded by
Hugh de Pateshull
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
1241–1242
never consecrated
Succeeded by
Robert de Monte Pessulano
Political offices
Preceded by
Ralph Neville
Keeper of the Great Seal
1240–1242
Succeeded by
Ralph Neville