Losing, Herbert

Losing, Herbert an English prelate, was born probably at Hoxon, Suffolk, his father being an abbot, wives in that age not being absolutely forbidden the clergy, though his father might have become abbot in his old age. Herbert bought a better preferment for himself, however, giving £1900 to king William Rufus for the bishopric of Thetford. Simony was a fashionable sin at that'

time. He afterwards went to Rome, returned to England, removed his bishopric from Thetford to Norwich, built the fine cathedral there and five beautiful parish churches, and died July 22, 1119. See Fuller, Worthies of Egland (Nuttall), 3:13, 166.

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