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Encyclopedia > Edward Lee (archbishop of York)

Edward Lee (c. 148213 September 1544) was archbishop of York from 1531 until his death. Events Portuguese fortify Fort Elmina on the Gold Coast Tizoc rules the Aztecs Diogo Cão, a Portuguese navigator, becomes the first European to sail up the Congo. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... Events April 11 - Battle of Ceresole - French forces under the Comte dEnghien defeat Imperial forces under the Marques Del Vasto near Turin. ... Arms of the Archbishop of York The Archbishop of York, Primate of England, is the metropolitan bishop of the Province of York, and is the junior of the two archbishops of the Church of England, after the Archbishop of Canterbury. ...

He was famous for his attack on Erasmus, who responded in his Epistolae Aliquot Eruditorum Virorum. Edward was of use to Henry VIII in the matter of the divorce of Catherine of Aragon, and was sent by the king on embassies to the Emperor Carlos V and to Pope Clement VII. Desiderius Erasmus in 1523 Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (also Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam) (October 27, probably 1466 – July 12, 1536) was a Dutch humanist and theologian. ... For the play, see Henry VIII (play). ... The recently-widowed young Catherine of Aragon, by Henry VIIs court painter, Michael Sittow, c. ... Charles (February 24, 1500 – September 21, 1558) was Holy Roman Emperor (as Charles V) from 1519-1558; he was also King of Spain from 1516_1556, officially as Charles I of Spain, although often referred to as Charles V (Carlos Quinto or Carlos V) in Spain and Latin America. ... For the antipope (1378-1394) see Antipope Clement VII. Pope Clement VII Clement VII, né Giulio di Giuliano de Medici (1478 – September 25, 1534) was pope from 1523 to 1534. ...

In 1531 he became archbishop of York. Henry however was suspicious of him, as Lee disliked Henry's position as leader of the Church of England. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...

At Pontefract, during the Pilgrimage of Grace of 1536, Lee was forced to join the rebels, but he did not sympathize with the rising and in 1539 he spoke in parliament in favour of the six articles of religion. Pontefract Castle in its heyday Pontefract (from the Latin for Broken Bridge) is a town in the county of West Yorkshire, England, near the A1 (or Great North Road), the M62 motorway, and Castleford. ... The Pilgrimage of Grace was a rising by Roman Catholics in Northern England in 1536, in protest at Englands break with Rome and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, as well as other specific political, social and economic grievances. ... The Six Articles of 1539 (short title ), also called the Bloody Statute and the Bloody Whip with Six Strings, was an Act of Parliament which reaffirmed Henry VIIIs general Catholicism. ...

Lee was the last archbishop of York to mint coins.

Preceded by:
Thomas Cardinal Wolsey
Archbishop of York
Succeeded by:
Robert II Holgate



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