Bishop of London

Bishop of London is in Bishop.

In 604 Mellitus Bishop -624 was appointed Bishop of London.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 600-649. 604. This year Augustine (64) consecrated two bishops, Mellitus and Justus. Mellitus he sent to preach baptism to the East-Saxons. Their king was called Seabert, the son of Ricola, Ethelbert's (54) sister, whom Ethelbert (54) placed there as king. Ethelbert (54) also gave Mellitus the bishopric of London; and to Justus he gave the bishopric of Rochester, which is twenty-four miles from Canterbury.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 600-649. 616. This year died Ethelbert (66), king of Kent, the first of English kings that received baptism: he was the son of Ermenric. He reigned fifty-six winters, and was succeeded by his son Eadbald. And in this same year had elapsed from the beginning of the world five thousand six hundred and eighteen winters. This Eadbald renounced his baptism, and lived in a heathen manner; so that he took to wife the relict of his father. Then Laurentius, who was archbishop in Kent, meant to depart southward over sea, and abandon everything. But there came to him in the night the apostle Peter, and severely chastised him, because he would so desert the flock of God. And he charged him to go to the king, and teach him the right belief. And he did so; and the king returned to the right belief. In this king's days the same Laurentius, who was archbishop in Kent after Augustine (76), departed this life on the second of February, and was buried near Augustine. The holy Augustine in his lifetime invested him bishop, to the end that the church of Christ, which yet was new in England, should at no time after his decease be without an archbishop. After him Mellitus, who was first Bishop of London, succeeded to the archbishopric. The people of London, where Mellitus was before, were then heathens: and within five winters of this time, during the reign of Eadbald, Mellitus died. To him succeeded Justus, who was Bishop of Rochester, whereto he consecrated Romanus bishop.

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In 666 Bishop Wine of London -672 was consecrated Bishop of London.

In 675 Bishop Earconwald 630-693 was appointed Bishop of London.

In 693 Bishop Waldhere -716 was consecrated Bishop of London.

Between 705 and 716 Bishop Ingwald -745 was appointed Bishop of London.

Between 867 and 896 Bishop Heahstan -897 was appointed Bishop of London.

In 958 Archbishop Dunstan 909-988 (49) was appointed Bishop of London.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 950-999. 959. This year died King Edwy, on the calends of October; and Edgar (16) his brother took to the government of the West-Saxons, Mercians, and Northumbrians. He was then sixteen years old. It was in this year he sent after St. Dunstan (50), and gave him the bishopric of Worcester; and afterwards the bishopric of London. In his days it prosper'd well; and God him gave, that he dwelt in peace the while that he lived. Whate'er he did, whate'er he plan'd, he earn'd his thrift. He also rear'd God's glory wide, and God's law lov'd, with peace to man, above the kings that went before in man's remembrance. God so him sped, that kings and earls to all his claims submissive bow'd; and to his will without a blow he wielded all as pleased himself. Esteem'd he was both far and wide in distant lands; because he prized the name of God, and God's law traced, God's glory rear'd, both far and wide, on every side. Wisely he sought in council oft his people's good, before his God, before the world. One misdeed he did, too much however, that foreign tastes he loved too much; and heathen modes into this land he brought too fast; outlandish men hither enticed; and to this earth attracted crowds of vicious men. But God him grant, that his good deeds be weightier far than his misdeeds, to his soul's redemption on the judgment-day.

On 25 Dec 1085 Maurice Bishop of London -1107 was appointed Bishop of London.

On 24 May 1108 William Belmeis Bishop of London -1127 was elected Bishop of London.

On 15 Sep 1189 Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 (32) held a Council meeting at Pipewell at which he appointed a number of Bishops:

William Longchamp Bishop of Ely -1197 was elected Bishop of Ely.

Godfrey Lucy Bishop of Winchester -1204 was elected Bishop of Winchester.

Richard Fitzneal Bishop of London 1130-1198 (59) was elected Bishop of London.

Hubert Walter Archbishop of Canterbury 1160-1205 (29) was elected Bishop of Salisbury.

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On 31 Dec 1189 two of Richard I's new bishops were consecrated ...

William Longchamp Bishop of Ely -1197 was consecrated Bishop of Ely.

Richard Fitzneal Bishop of London 1130-1198 (59) was consecrated Bishop of London.

In 1228 Roger Niger Bishop -1241 was appointed Bishop of London.

On 10 Jun 1229 Roger Niger Bishop -1241 was consecrated Bishop of London.

In 1241 Fulk Basset Bishop of London 1189-1259 (52) was elected Bishop of London.

On 09 Oct 1244 Fulk Basset Bishop of London 1189-1259 (55) was consecrated Bishop of London.

On 17 Aug 1313 Gilbert Segrave Bishop of London 1266-1316 (47) was elected Bishop of London.

On 25 Nov 1313 Gilbert Segrave Bishop of London 1266-1316 (47) was consecrated as Bishop of London.

On 22 Oct 1361 Simon Sudbury Archbishop of Canterbury 1316-1381 (45) was appointed Bishop of London.

On 12 Sep 1375 William de Courtenay Archbishop Canterbury 1342-1396 (33) was translated to Bishop of London.

On 05 Jan 1382 Robert Braybrooke Bishop of London -1404 was appointed Bishop of London.

On 10 Nov 1405 Roger Walden Archbishop of Canterbury -1406 was elected Bishop of London.

On 22 Jun 1407 Richard Boteville Bishop of Bath and Wells Bishop of Worcester Bishop of London -1421 was translated to Bishop of London.

On 20 Jul 1425 William Grey Bishop of London -1436 was appointed Bishop of London.

In 1431 Robert Fitzhugh Bishop of London -1436 was appointed Bishop of London.

Chronicle of Gregory 1433. 16 Sep 1433. And that same yere a-non aftyr the xij day, the xxix day of Janyver was the Lorde Fehewe (34) ys brothyr a was stallyd Byschoppe of London.

On 08 Feb 1450 Thomas Kempe Bishop of London 1390-1489 (60) was consecrated as Bishop of London.

On 21 Aug 1489 Bishop Richard Hill -1496 was elected Bishop of London, Dean Chapel Royal.

On 15 Nov 1489 Bishop Richard Hill -1496 was consecrated Bishop of London.

On 20 Oct 1501 William Warham Archbishop of Canterbury 1450-1532 (51) was appointed Bishop of London.

Before 1532 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of William Warham Archbishop of Canterbury 1450-1532. Around 1620 based on a work of 1526.Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Warham Archbishop of Canterbury 1450-1532.

In 1504 Bishop William Barnes -1505 was appointed Bishop of London.

Around 05 Jun 1506 Richard Fitzjames Bishop -1522 was translated to Bishop of London.

Before 1514 John Young Bishop of London 1463-1526 was appointed as suffragan Bishop of London.

In 1522 Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop of Durham 1474-1559 (48) was appointed Bishop of London.

In 1530 John Stokesley Bishop of London 1475-1539 (55) was appointed Bishop of London.

In 1539 Bishop Edmund "Bloody" Bonner of London 1500-1569 (39) was appointed Bishop of London.

In 1553 Bishop Edmund "Bloody" Bonner of London 1500-1569 (53) was appointed Bishop of London.

In 1559 five new Bishops were consecrated including:

Archbishop Edwin Sandys 1519-1588 (40) was consecrated Bishop of Worcester.

Bishop William Barlow 1498-1568 (61) was consecrated Bishop of Chichester.

Archbishop Edmund Grindal 1519-1583 (40) was consecrated Bishop of London.

After Jul 1559 Archbishop Edmund Grindal 1519-1583 was elected Bishop of London.

In 1570 Archbishop Edwin Sandys 1519-1588 (51) was consecrated Bishop of London.

On 10 Jan 1595 Richard Fletcher Bishop 1545-1596 (50) was translated to Bishop of London.

On 15 Jul 1628 William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645 (54) was appointed Bishop of London.

In 1631 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645. Around 1636 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645. Wearing a black Chimere over his white Rochet.

In Oct 1633 William Juxon Archbishop 1582-1663 (51) was appointed Bishop of London.

In 1663 Humphrey Henchman Bishop 1592-1675 (71) was translated to Bishop of London.

In 1675 Henry Compton Bishop 1632-1713 (43) was appointed Bishop of London.

Around 1675 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Henry Compton Bishop 1632-1713.

John Evelyn's Diary 03 September 1676. 03 Sep 1676. Dined at Captain Graham's, where I became acquainted with Dr. Compton (44) (brother to the Earl of Northampton (54)), now Bishop of London, and Mr. North, son to the Lord North, brother to the Lord Chief-Justice and Clerk of the Closet, a most hopeful young man. The Bishop (44) had once been a soldier, had also traveled in Italy, and became a most sober, grave, and excellent prelate.

Around 1644. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of James Compton 3rd Earl of Northampton 1622-1681.

In 1723 Edmund Gibson Bishop of Lincoln and London 1669-1748 (54) was consecrated in Bishop of London.

In 1764 Richard Terrick Bishop 1710-1777 (54) was elected Bishop of London.

In 1897 Mandell Creighton Bishop 1843-1901 (53) was consecrated Bishop of London.