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Friday, December 26, 2014

26 December 1191 A.D. Reginald Fitz Jocelin Dies—Bishop of Wells & Archbishop-Elect as 43rd of 105 Archbishops of Canterbury

26 December 1191 A.D.  Reginald Fitz Jocelin Dies—Bishop of Wells & Archbishop-Elect as 43rd of 105 Archbishops of Canterbury

Note a conflict in the article:  Noted as Bishop of Bath but then noted as the Bishop of Wells.  We believe “Bath” is the correct anwer.

Bevans,  G. M. “Reginald FitzJocelin (Died 1191).”  N.d.  Accessed 7 May 2014.

Bevans,  Portraits of the Archbishops of Canterbury. Toronto, ONT:  University of Toronto Libraries, 2011. Available here:

Reginald FitzJocelin
(Died 1191)
Bishop of Bath
Archbishop of Canterbury Elect
Died: 26th December 1191

Reginald FitzJocelin, son of Reginald Jocelin, the Bishop of Salisbury who was excommunicated by Becket at Vezelay, was consecrated in 1171 and became Archdeacon of Salisbury. He was raised to the Bishopric of Wells in 1174 and bestowed the first charter on the city. In 1191, he was elected to the See of Canterbury, but died before his consecration.

Edited from Richard John King's "Handbook to the Cathedrals of England: Southern Division" (1903).

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