Thursday, 29 January 2015

Roger, bishop of Worcester (d. 1179)

Roger, bishop of Worcester, was a cousin of king Henry II. He was son of  Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester the illegitimate son of Henry I, half brother of Empress Mathilda, who was her principal military supporter in England during the Anarchy. Henry owed his throne to Roger's father.

Roger became a priest and was ordained by Becket as Bishop of Worcester. He was very loyal to Becket's cause which led the king to denounce him as a ‘capital enemy of the kingdom and the commonwealth.


References


Roger (d.1179) (DNB00) - Wikisource

Burton, E. (1912). Roger, Bishop of Worcester. In The Catholic Encyclopedia.
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13111a.htm

Mary Gwendolen Cheney (1980). Roger, Bishop of Worcester: 1164-1179. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-821879-1.

Gourde, Leo T. (1943), "An Annotated Translation of the Life of St. Thomas Becket by William Fitzstephen" (Part  One)
http://ecommons.luc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1621&context=luc_theses

Richard Hurrell Froude; James Bowling Mozley (1839). Remains of the Late Reverend Richard Hurrell Froude: v. 2. History or the contest between Thomas à Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, and Henry II, king of England, chiefly consisting of translations of contemporary letters. J. G. & F. Rivington. pp. 191–.

Becket's request to king Henry for his safe conduct
http://ecommons.luc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1621&context=luc_theses p. 92

Denouncement by Henry
Materials, Volume 6 p. 63
MTB 252 John of Salisbury to Bartholemew bishop of Exeter
Materials for the history of Thomas Becket, Epistola 252
Translation
Richard Hurrell Froude; James Bowling Mozley (1839). Remains of the Late Reverend Richard Hurrell Froude: v. 2. J. G. & F. Rivington. pp. 191–.


Roger's Mission for Becket, May 1170

Extract from William fitzStephen Life of Thomas Becket
Section 102
Discourse between Henry and the bishop of Worcester, near Falaise


MTB 649 CTB 286 Letter May 1170 Thomas Becket to Roger, bishop  of Worcester
Translation


Roger, Bishop of Worcester, 1164-1179 by Mary G. Cheney
Robert B. Patterson
Speculum
Vol. 57, No. 4 (Oct., 1982), pp. 872-873

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