St. Thomas Cantilupe was Bishop at Hereford from 1275. He was Lord High Treasurer and twice Chancellor of Oxford. He supported Simon de Montfort in his attempts to prevent foreigners taking religious posts in England, and left the country after Simon was defeated. Edward I brought Cantilupe back to become Hereford's Bishop. In 1786 the west end of the Cathedral fell down damaging the Norman nave. Repairs were undertaken by James Wyatt.
|West wall to east window||230||0|
|Length of nave||135||0|
|Height of nave||64||0|
|Width of nave||73||0|
|Length of choir||75||0|
|Height of tower||165||0|
|1055||Oct||Hereford cathedral attacked|
|A force of Welsh and Irish men led by Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, a Welsh prince attacked and burnt the building.|
|Oct 24||Rebellion of Aelfgar of Mercia|
|Aelfgar, earl of Mercia was outlawed by the witan. In revenge he built a force and allied himself with Welsh Gruffydd ap Llywelyn. After defeating the King's nephew, Radulf, they attacked Hereford and raided the church killing several canons and taking everything of value leaving the building on fire. The rebels also attacked Leominster.|
|1056||Bishop of Hereford|
|Death of Athelstan, bishop of Hereford; succeeded by Leofgar, who tried to take reprisals against Gruffydd, the Welsh Prince.|
|Jun||Death of Leofgar, bishop of Hereford|
|In reponse to the attack on Hereford Catherdal, Leofgar the bishop of Hereford took an army into Wales to deal with the Welsh prince. In battle Gruffydd ap Llywelyn killed the bishop and others near Glasbury on Wye. Earl Godwin raised an army in response but the two side eventually came to peaceful terms and Aelfgar was later restored to his position.|
|1080||Hereford Cathedral new building|
|Robert de Losinga, a Norman Bishop started work on a new Cathedral at Hereford.|
|1136||Stephen at Hereford|
|Stephen visits Hereford Cathedral for his royal proclamation on Whitsunday. The chair reputed to have been used by Stephen still exists at Hereford.|
|1226||Lady Chapel at Hereford|
|From around 1226 until 1246, construction of the Lady Chapel at Hereford cathedral was undertaken.|
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