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Thursday, June 12, 2014

12 June 1232 A.D. John of Sittingbourne—Election to Archbishopric of Canterbury Quashed

12 June 1232 A.D.  John of Sittingbourne—Election to Archbishopric of Canterbury Quashed

John of Sittingbourne (died before 1238) was Archbishop of Canterbury-elect in 1232.

John was a monk of Christ Church Priory, Canterbury, and was selected as prior of Christ Church in 1222.[1] John was elected to the archbishopric on 16 March 1232, but his election was quashed on 12 June 1232[2] when he resigned the office at the papal court.[3]

John died sometime before 1238.[1]


1.       ^ Jump up to: a b British History Online Priors of Christ Church, Canterbury accessed on 11 September 2007

2.       Jump up ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 233

3.       Jump up ^ British History Online Archbishops of Canterbury accessed on 6 November 2007


Preceded by
Ralph Neville
Archbishop of Canterbury
election quashed


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