Angerville (or Angarvill, Alias Bury), Richard De

Angerville (or Angarvill, alias Bury), Richard De An English prelate of the 14th century, son of sir Richard Angerville, was born at Bury, Suffolk, and educated at Oxford, where he attained to great eminence in learning; was governor to king Edward III while a prince, and the latter afterwards advanced him to be his cofferer, treasurer of his wardrobe, dean of Wells, bishop of Durham (1333), chancellor, and lord treasurer of England (1334). He was noted for his charities, bestowing on the poor every week eight quarters of wheat baked, and other benefactions. He was a great lover of books, confessing himself "extatico quodam lihrorum amore potenter abreptum," and he had more books than all the bishops of England in that age put together, which library he bequeathed to the University of Oxford. The most eminent foreigners were his friends, and the most learned Englishmen were his chaplains until his death, April 14, 1345. He wrote Philobiblos. See Fuller, Worthies of Enfland (ed. Nuttall), 3:166.

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