See also:English prelate, was a man of obscure
See also:birth, little or nothing, moreover, being known of his early years . He had some connexion with the Channel Islands, and resided for some
See also:time in Jersey; and he held livings in
See also:Yorkshire and in
See also:Leicestershire before he became archdeacon of Winchester in 1387 . His days, however, were by no means fully occupied with his ecclesiastical duties, and in 1387 also he was appointed treasurer of
See also:Calais, holding about the same time other positions in this neighbourhood . In 1395, after having served
See also:Richard II. as secretary,
See also:Walden became treasurer of England, adding the deanery of
See also:York to his numerous other benefices . In 1397 he was chosen archbishop of Canterbury in succession to
See also:Thomas Arundel, who had just been banished from the
See also:realm, but he lost this position when the new
See also:Henry IV. restored Arundel in 1399, and after a
See also:short imprisonment he passed into retirement, being, as he himself says, " in the dust and under feet of men . " In 1405, through Arundel's influence, he was elected
See also:bishop of
See also:London, and he died at Much Hadham in
See also:Hertfordshire on the 6th of
See also:January 1406 . An Historia Mundi, the
See also:manuscript of which is in the
See also:British Museum, is sometimes regarded as the
See also:work of Walden; but this was doubtless written by an earlier writer . See J . H . Wylie,
See also:History of England under Henry IV. vol. iii . (1896) .
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