Biography of Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491

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In 1420 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 was born

In 1450 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (30) was appointed as Archdeacon Taunton

Around Jun 1461 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (19) and Eleanor Talbot 1436-1468 (25) were possibly secretly married by Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (41) . The marriage came to light after Edward's death. Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (41) provided the information to the future Richard III King England 1452-1485 (8) in 1483; Richard used the information to justify his succeeding to be King since Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (19) 's children with Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (24) were therefore illegitimate as a result of their marriage being bigamous and George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (11) 's children were barred from the throne as a consequence of his attainder.

On 28 Jul 1461 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (41) was appointed as Keeper of the Privy Seal.

On 01 Nov 1461 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (41) was appointed as Keeper of the Privy Seal

In 1464 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (44) was appointed as Archdeacon Berkshire

On 30 Oct 1465 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (45) was appointed as Bishop Bath and Wells

On 20 Jun 1467 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (47) was appointed as Lord Chancellor

After 14 Apr 1471 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 was appointed as Lord Chancellor

On 18 Jun 1473 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (53) resigned as Lord Chancellor

In 1478 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (58) was imprisoned as a result of an unknown association with George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (28) but speculated to be about Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (35) 's pre-contract with Eleanor Butler.

On 17 Apr 1483, the coffin of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 was carried to Westminster Abbey, Westminster by Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle 1462-1524 (21) , John Savage 1444-1544 (39) , Thomas Wortley 1433-1514 (50) , Thomas Molyneux 1445-1483 (38) , probably John Welles 1st Viscount Welles 1450-1498 (33) who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (41) , Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (18) , Guy Wolston 1433-1490 (50) , John Sapcote 1448-1501 (35) , Thomas Tyrrell 1453-1512 (30) , John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 (15) , John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch 1294-1314.

Above the coffin was a canopy carried by:

Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) , widow of Edward's sister Anne
William Parr 1434-1483
John Astley 1373-1488
William Stonor 1450-1494 (33)

At each corner of the canopy were carried banners:
Banner of the Holy Trinity carried by Henry Ferrers 1443-1500 (40)
Banner of Our Lady carried by James Radclyffe 1440-1484 (43)
Banner of St George carried by George Browne 1440-1483 (43)
Banner of Edward the Confessor carried by Gilbert Debenham
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.

The procession of Lords Spritual was led by John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:
Thomas Kempe Bishop London 1382-1489
John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield 1400- (83) (Bishop of Chester?)
Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (63)
Edward Story Bishop Chichester -1503
Richard Bell Bishop Carlisle -1496
James Goldwell Bishop Norwich -1499
William Dudley Bishop Durham 1425-1483 (58)
John Russell Bishop Rochester, Bishop Lincoln -1494
Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63) (as Bishop Ely)
Edmund Audley Bishop Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury -1524 (as Bishop Rochester)
Peter Courtenay Bishop Exeter, Bishop Winchester -1492, and
Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury 1447-1484 (36)
Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York 1423-1500 (59) brought up the rear.
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65) , then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.

The Lords Temporal then followed:
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) ; the King's nephew,
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52)
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28)
William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1451-1491 (32) (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (57)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48)
Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1415-1483 (68)
John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (82)
George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 (43)
John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (57)
Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485 (51)
Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle 1432-1492 (51)
Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal, 8th Baron Morley 1476-1489 (6)
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30)
John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512 (35)
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50)
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50)
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495 (45)
Thomas Bourchier -1492
Thomas Bourchier -1533.

On 09 Jun 1483 (probably) Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (63) informed a Council meeting that the coronation of Edward V King England 1470- (12) could not proceed since he was illegitimate since his father's marriage to his mother Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46) had been bigamous since Edward IV King England 1442-1483 had previously married Eleanor Talbot 1436-1468 at which Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (63) presided.

In 1487 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (67) was imprisoned during the Lambert Simnel Rebellion

On May 1491 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (71) died

After May 1491 Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 was buried at Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset