Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester

Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester, brother of King Stephen, one time papal legate to England, had the ambition to turn Winchester into a metropolitan see, that is to make it an archepiscopacy, to rival that of Canterbury, and by taking 7 of the latter's sees, in particular all the West country ones, and incorporating this into his own metropolitan province. He had persuaded pope Lucien to accept this, but the latter died before it could be put into action. Archbishop Theobald fought strongly to protect his authority and Canterbury's rights.


Henry Of Blois - Encyclopedia Britannica 1911

David Knowles (2 January 1966). "Chapter VII Henry of Winchester"Saints and Scholars. Cambridge University Press. pp. 51–. ISBN 978-0-521-09172-5

Lena Voss (1931). Heinrich von Blois Bischof von Winchester (1129-71): Teildruck. Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin.

Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester

Stephen Hyde Cassan (1827). The Lives of the Bishops of Winchester: From Birinus, the First Bishop of the West Saxons, to the Present Time : in Two Volumes. Containing the lives of the Roman Catholic Bishops. Rivington. pp. 147–.

Dom David Knowles (2004). The Monastic Order in England: A History of Its Development from the Times of St Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council 940-1216. Cambridge University Press. pp. 286–. ISBN 978-0-521-54808-3.

William Woolnoth (1816). A graphical illustration of the metropolitan cathedral church of CanterburyT. Cadell and W. Davies. pp. 143–.

The following book suggests that Glastonbury is Avalon. And to show how as abbot of Glastonbury, Henry Blois, used Geoffrey of Monmouth as a nom de plume composing the epic tale from Brutus to Arthur known as the ‘History of the Kings of Britain’ and was responsible for composing the Prophecies of Merlin.

Francis Lot. The Island of Avalon: Volume 1. pp. 420–. ISBN 978-1-326-28003-1.


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