Douvre, Thomas De

Douvre, Thomas De an English prelate of French descent, was born at Bayeux in 1027. He was treasurer of the cathedral of that city when William the Conqueror conferred upon him, in 1070, the archbishopric of York. He reconstructed the cathedral of that city, and composed a treatise on Chants, which was accepted by several churches. In order to settle the quarrel between the sees of York and Canterbury, which had arisen on the subject of the pre- eminence, he joined with his adversary, Lanfranc, in arbitration before the pope. The affair came back before William, who decided in favor of Canterbury, in 1072. Douvre died in 1100.

There was another THOMAS DOUVRE, archbishop of York from 1109 to 1114, who is said to have been a relative of the foregoing.

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