See also:York, was a native of
See also:Bayeux, and is usually called
See also:Thomas of Bayeux . His
See also:father was a
See also:priest named Osbert, and Samson,
See also:bishop of
See also:Worcester from 1o86 until his
See also:death in May 1112, was his
See also:brother . Owing largely to the generosity of
See also:Odo, bishop of Bayeux, Thomas studied in France, Germany and Spain and became known as a
See also:scholar; then he became one of Bishop Odo's officials and after io66 one of
See also:William the Conqueror's chaplains, or secretaries . In 1070 he succeeded
See also:Aldred as archbishop of York, but declining to promise obedience to the archbishop of Canterbury,
See also:Lanfranc, the latter prelate refused to consecrate him .
See also:King William, however, induced him to submit and he was consecrated, but his profession of obedience was to Lanfranc personally and not to the archbishops of Canterbury . In 1071 both archbishops travelled to Rome for their palls and while there Thomas wished
See also:Alexander II. to decree the equality of the
See also:sees of Canter-bury and York . The pope, however, referred the dispute to a council of
See also:English prelates, and this met at Windsor at Whitsuntide.1072 . It was then decided that the archbishop of Canter-bury was the
See also:superior of the archbishop of York, who had no rights south of the
See also:Humber, but whose province included
See also:land . But this decision did not put a
See also:period to the dispute . It broke out again, and in 1092 and again in 1093 Thomas protested against what he regarded as infringements of his archiepiscopal rights . The first of these occasions was over the dedication of the
See also:cathedral built by
See also:Remigius at Lincoln and the second was over the consecration of St Anselm to the archbishopric of Canterbury . In 'too, during Anselm's
See also:exile, Thomas reached
See also:London too
See also:late to
See also:Henry I., the ceremony having been hurriedly performed by
See also:Maurice, bishop of London, but his anger at this slight was soon appeased .
He died at York on the 18th of
See also:November moo . Thomas rebuilt the minster at York, where he appears to have been an excellent archbishop; he knew something of
See also:music and wrote
See also:hymns . Thomas had a
See also:nephew, Thomas, the son of his brother Samson, who was also archbishop of York . The younger Thomas became archbishop in zro8 and like his
See also:uncle he refused to promise obedience to the archbishop of Canterbury; his consecration was then delayed and the dispute was still unsettled when St Anselm died in
See also:April 1109 . Henry I. and his bishops then decided against Thomas, who was forced to make the necessary promise and was consecrated in London in
See also:June 1109 . He died at Beverley on the 24th of
See also:February 1114 .
THOMAS (c. 1654-1720)
THOMAS A KEMPIS (c. 1380-1471)
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