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Wykeham, William (of) (b.1324 - d.1404)
William of Wykeham became the Bishop of Winchester. Although not approved of by Pope Urban V, Wykeham was consecrated in October 1367.
William of Wykeham became Chancellor of England.
William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and chancellor, asked for supplies for war. Parliament petitioned the king to stop the practice of ecclesiastics having positions of power and not being liable to account for their actions, and that non-clerical laymen should replaced them. An important supporter of this action was John of Gaunt.
William of Wykeham founded his college, New College, Oxford. The foundations being laid in 1380.
William of Wykeham founded Winchester College so that prayers could be said for his soul for all time. It also provided training for boys that were to enter his other college, New College Oxford.
Work began on converting the Norman front and nave of Winchester Cathedral to the Perpendicular style by the Bishop of Winchester, William of Wykeham.
William of Wykeham founded Winchester College in 1382 and building work had been progressing since then. The college opened in this year for its first students.
William of Wykeham the Bishop of Winchester died in this year. He was replaced by Henry Beaufort.