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Encyclopedia > Thomas Rotherham

Dr Thomas Rotherham (1423 - 1500) was an English cleric and minister. He was appointed Keeper of the Privy Seal in 1467, created Bishop of Rochester 1468, moved to the Bishopric of Lincoln in 1472, and then Archbishop of York from 1480. He was Lord Chancellor from 1474 to 1483. The Lord Privy Seal or Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal is one of the traditional sinecure offices in the British Cabinet. ... The Bishop of Rochester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Rochester in the Province of Canterbury. ... Arms of the Bishop of Lincoln The Bishop of Lincoln is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Lincoln in the Province of Canterbury. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop heading a diocese of particular importance due to either its size, history, or both, called an archdiocese. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... The Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, or Lord Chancellor and in former times Chancellor of England, is one of the most senior and important functionaries in the government of the United Kingdom. ...


He is remembered as the second founder of Lincoln College, Oxford which, without his generosity, would probably not have survived the fifteenth century. College name Lincoln College Named after Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln Established 1427 Sister College Downing College Rector Prof. ...


Born in Rotherham, he founded The College of Jesus in the town during the 1480s, but it was later dissolved. He is remembered in the name of Thomas Rotherham College, which is the post-1967 descendent of Rotherham Grammar School for Boys, which had its origins in the original College of Jesus. Map sources for Rotherham at grid reference SK4392 Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England, built upon the River Don near the confluence of the Don and the Rother. ... A grammar school is a type of school found in some English-speaking countries. ...



Preceded by:
Robert Stillington
Lord Privy Seal
1467–1470
Succeeded by:
John Hales
Preceded by:
John Hales
Lord Privy Seal
1471–1474
Succeeded by:
John Russell
Preceded by:
John Alcock
Lord Chancellor
1475–1483
Succeeded by:
John Russell
Preceded by:
John Russell
Lord Chancellor
1485
Succeeded by:
John Alcock


Robert Stillington was Bishop of Bath and Wells and Lord Chancellor of England. ... The Lord Privy Seal or Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal is one of the traditional sinecure offices in the British Cabinet. ... The Lord Privy Seal or Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal is one of the traditional sinecure offices in the British Cabinet. ... John Alcock (c. ... The Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, or Lord Chancellor and in former times Chancellor of England, is one of the most senior and important functionaries in the government of the United Kingdom. ... The Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, or Lord Chancellor and in former times Chancellor of England, is one of the most senior and important functionaries in the government of the United Kingdom. ... John Alcock (c. ...


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Thomas Rotherham - LoveToKnow 1911 (260 words)
THOMAS ROTHERHAM (1423-1500), archbishop of York, also called Thomas Scot, was born at Rotherham on the 24th of August 1423; he was educated in his native town and seems to have been connected with both the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
In 1467 Rotherham became keeper of the privy seal to this king; in 1468 he was appointed bishop of Worcester, in 1472 bishop of Lincoln and in 1475 chancellor of England.
He founded a college at Rotherham, which was suppressed under Edward VI., and he was responsible for the building of part of the church of All Saints there.
Rotherham - LoveToKnow 1911 (246 words)
ROTHERHAM, a market-town and municipal borough in the Rotherham parliamentary division of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, 5 m.
At the township of Masborough, opposite Rotherham across the Don, works were established in 1746 by Samuel Walker, a successful ironmaster.
The town was of some importance in Anglo-Saxon times, and at Templeborough, on the S.E. side of Rotherham, there was a Roman fort, but its traces are effaced.
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