Richard FitzJames

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– 1522


Who was Richard FitzJames?

Richard FitzJames was a medieval Bishop of Rochester, Bishop of Chichester and Bishop of London.

FitzJames was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University in 1481 and 1491.

FitzJames was nominated to the see of Rochester on 2 January 1497 and consecrated on 21 May 1497. He was translated to the see of Chichester on 29 November 1503. He was translated from Chichester to the see of London about 5 June 1506.

The arms shown are those he used as Bishop of London. They were depicted in the ceiling of Old St Paul's Cathedral, London

FitzJames died while Bishop of London on 15 January 1522. During his life he had founded a school in Somerset, now called King's School Bruton.

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on July 23, 2013


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