Buckingham, John of

Buckingham, John Of an early English prelate was born in the town so named in Bucks County. He was educated in the university of Oxford, and although slandered for want of learning, was a great disputant and well-studied scholar, as his works declare. He was made bishop of Lincoln, where several contests between him and pope Boniface IX took place, and the latter inl revenge removed him from Lincoln to Lichfield, "that is, from the hall into the kitchen," says Fuller. He resigned the episcopacy in 1397, and lived and died in private at Canterbury. He indented with the prior and convent of Canterbury to build him a chantry-chapel near his sepulchre, which Fuller found not performed. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 1:196.

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