Lamberton, William

Lamberton, William a Scotch prelate, was chancellor of the Church of Glasgow in 1292, and elected bishop of St. Andrews in June, 1298. Bishop Lamberton strenuously opposed the encroachments made by king Edward I of England upon the constitution of Scotland, and contributed his hearty endeavors to set and keep king Robert Bruce upon the Scottish throne. He died in 1328. He built a palace for the bishop of St. Andrews, also ten churches belonging to the diocese, and did a great many other good and noble works. See Keith, Scottish Bishops, page 21.

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