Bourchier

Thomas Bourchier (* 1404; † 30. März 1486 im Knole House, nahe Sevenoaks) war Erzbischof von Canterbury und Lordkanzler.

Bourchier studierte an der Universität Oxford. Im Jahr 1434 wurde er Bischof von Worcester. Im April 1454 wurde er Erzbischof von Canterbury, im März 1455 Lordkanzler von England. Im Jahr 1467 wurde Bourchier Kardinal. Im Jahr 1475 nahm er an den Friedensverhandlungen zwischen England und Frankreich Teil; im Jahr 1483 bewirkte er zusammen mit den anderen Würdenträgern, dass Richard III. anstelle seines Neffens Eduard V. König wurde.

Bourchier wurde in der Kathedrale von Canterbury bestattet.



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