Biography of Walter de Coutances -1207

On 11 May 1183 Walter de Coutances was elected Bishop of Lincoln being selected by King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England (age 50) over three other candidates.

On 03 Jul 1183 Walter de Coutances was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln at Angers Cathedral [Map] by Archbishop Richard de Dover.

On 11 Dec 1183 Walter de Coutances was enthroned Bishop of Lincoln.

On 17 Nov 1184 Walter de Coutances was translated to Archbishop Rouen.

Richard I's Ransom

In Dec 1193 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England (age 71) left Orford, Suffolk [Map] with her son Richard's (age 36) ranson of 100,000 marks in silver and 200 hostages. She was accompanied by Walter de Coutances and Bishop William Longchamp. Hubert Walter Bishop of Salisbury (age 33) was Regent of England in her absence.

On 16 Nov 1207 Walter de Coutances died.