Antony Bek (Bishop of Durham)

Antony Bek (Bishop of Durham)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Antony Bek (also spelled Beck; died 3 March 1311) was a medieval Prince Bishop of Durham.Bek and his elder brother Thomas Bek were members of a family of knights.Their father was Walter Bek, who held lands at Ersby in Lincolnshire.Another brother was John Beke, who held the family lands in Ersby.Walter had married Eve, the niece of Walter de Gray, Archbishop of York.Bek was born about 1245 and was Walter's third son.Both Thomas and Antony were educated at Oxford University, where they studied from 1267 to 1270.Having entered the clergy, Bek received several benefices and soon attracted the attention of Prince Edward, the heir of King Henry III of England. He was Archdeacon of Durham by 1275, as well as precentor of York and held prebends at Lichfield, London, and Wells.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135777793
  • 9786135777796