William of Wykeham

NOUN
  1. English prelate and statesman; founded a college at Oxford and Winchester College in Winchester; served as chancellor of England and bishop of Winchester (1324-1404)
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  • In Bryant's overview, this was the period of the first evolution of parliament, the beginnings of the legal profession ... the building of our decorated and early perpendicular cathedrals and churches ... the genesis of the Inns of Court and the Oxford and Cambridge colleges, the foundation of the first City Companies and of William of Wykeham's school at Winchester. Great dynasties of the world: The Plantagenets
  • This led to disputes, and the matter was referred to William of Wykeham, the celebrated Bishop of Winchester, remodeller of his cathedral church, and founder of Winchester School, and New College, Oxford. Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey A Description of the Fabric and Notes on the History of the Convent of Ss. Mary & Ethelfleda
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