archbishop of Canterbury, called
See also:Ralph de Turbine, or Ralph d'Escures from his
See also:estate of Escures, near Seez in
See also:Normandy, entered the abbey of St
See also:Martin at Seez in 1079, and ten years later became
See also:abbot of this
See also:house . Soon afterwards he paid a visit to England, where his
See also:brother, Seffrid Pelochin, was
See also:bishop of
See also:Chichester, and in 1100 he took
See also:refuge in England from the violence of Robert of
See also:Belesme, passing some
See also:time with his friends St Anselm and Gundulf . In
See also:March rio8 he succeeded Gundulf as bishop of Rochester . After Anselm's
See also:death in
See also:April 1109 Ralph acted as
See also:administrator of the see of Canterbury until April 1114, when he himself was chosen archbishop at Windsor . In this capacity he was very assertive of the rights of the archbishop of Canter- bury and of the liberties of the
See also:church . He claimed authority in
See also:Wales and Scotland, and he refused to consecrate
See also:Thurstan as archbishop of
See also:York because the latter prelate declined to profess obedience to the archbishop of Canterbury . This step involved him in a
See also:quarrel with the Papacy, and he visited Rome, but was unable to obtain an interview with
See also:Paschal IL, who had
See also:left the city . In spite of
See also:peremptory orders from Paschal's successors,
See also:Gelasius II. and Calixtus II., the archbishop still refused to consecrate Thurstan, and the dispute was unsettled when he died on the loth of
See also:October 1122 .
SIR WALTER RALEIGH (c. 1552-1618)
RALPH DE GUADER
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