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William de Wickwane

William de Wickwane
Archbishop of York
Province York
Diocese Diocese of York
See Archbishop of York
Elected 22 June 1279
Installed 25 December 1279
Term ended 27 August 1285
Predecessor Walter Giffard
Successor John le Romeyn
Other posts prebendary in York
Orders
Consecration 17 September 1279
by Pope Nicholas III
Personal details
Birth name William de Wickwane
Died 27 August 1285
Pontigny Abbey Burgundy
Buried Pontigny Abbey

William de Wickwane (died 1285) was Archbishop of York, between the years 1279 and 1285.

Contents

  • Life 1
  • Citations 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4

Life

Wickwane's background is unknown, as is his place of education, but he was referred to as magister so he probably attended a university.[1] He was prebendary of North Newald in Yorkshire by 1265 and also held the prebend of Ripon.[2] He was elected Archbishop of York on 22 June 1279, and consecrated on 17 September 1279[3] by Pope Nicholas III at Viterbo.[4] On his return to England, he had his primatial cross carried in front of him through the see of Canterbury, thus reviving a centuries-old controversy between York and Canterbury. He was enthroned at York Minster on Christmas Day 1279. The matter of the cross involved Wickwane in a dispute with Archbishop John Peckham of Canterbury.[1]

While archbishop, in 1281 Wickwane tried make an archiepiscopal visitation of the cathedral chapter of Durham, but was forcibly prevented by the cathedral chapter, after which Wickwane excommunicated the chapter and Robert of Holy Island, the Bishop of Durham, and placed the entire diocese of Durham under interdict. The chapter and bishop appealed to Rome, and the case dragged on for six years before eventually being settled by a compromise.[5] He also wrote to Bogo de Clare while the later was still a canon of York Minster, taking Bogo to task for the state of the vestments and other liturgical items in the cathedral.[6] Wickwane also attempted to keep clergy who kept concubines from performing clerical functions in the diocese of York.[7]

Wickwane died on 26 August or 27 August 1285[3] at Pontigny Abbey in Burgundy[4] while on his way to the papal curia to plead his case against the monks of Durham. He was buried at the Cistercian abbey there in Pontigny.[1]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Dobson "Wickwane, William de" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 6: York: Chancellors
  3. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 282
  4. ^ a b Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 6: York: Archbishops
  5. ^ Lawrence "Thirteenth Century" English Church and the Papacy pp. 143-144
  6. ^ Moorman Church Life p. 202
  7. ^ Moorman Church Life p. 235

References

  • Dobson, R. B. (2004). "Wickwane, William de (d. 1285)" ((subscription or UK public library membership required)). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press.  
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.  
  • Greenway, Diana E. (1999). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 6: York: Archbishops. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 22 September 2007. 
  • Greenway, Diana E. (1999). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 6: York: Chancellors. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 22 September 2007. 
  • Lawrence, C. H. (1999) [1965]. "The Thirteenth Century". In Lawrence, C. H. The English Church and the Papacy in the Middle Ages (Reprint ed.). Stroud: Sutton Publishing. pp. 117–156.  
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Further reading

  • Cheney, C. R.; Wickwane, William (October 1932). "Letters of William Wickwane, Chancellor of York 1266–1268".  
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Walter Giffard
Archbishop of York
1279–1285
Succeeded by
John le Romeyn
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