Bruse, Giles De

Bruse, Giles De an English prelate of the early part of the 13th century, son of William de Bruse, baron of Brecknock, was born at Brecknock, Wales. He became bishop of Hereford. In the civil wars he sided with the nobility against John, on which account he was banished, but returned and recovered the king's favor. The paternal inheritance devolved upon him, so he was at once bishop and baron. He died in 1216, and was buried in his cathedral, the belfry of which he probably built. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 3:515.

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