Richard Hill (bishop)

Richard Hill (fl. 10 May 1486; died 20 February 1496)[1] was a medieval Bishop of London.

Richard Hill
Bishop of London
Appointed21 August 1489
Term ended20 February 1496
PredecessorThomas Kempe
SuccessorThomas Savage
Consecration15 November 1489
Personal details
Died20 February 1496

Hill was Archdeacon of Lewes from 1486,[2] until he was provided as Bishop of London on 21 August 1489 and consecrated on 15 November 1489. He was also appointed Dean of the Chapel Royal.

With a group of supporters around the Court of Arches, including Edward Vaughan, he attempted to undermine the prerogative powers of the Archbishop of Canterbury, at the time John Morton.[3]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 259
  2. ^ Richard, (fl.1486-9).doc Hill, Richard, (fl.1486-9)
  3. ^ Harper-Bill, Christopher "The Familia, Administrators and Patronage of Archbishop John Morton[dead link]", Journal of Religious History, Volume 10 Issue 3, pp. 236 – 252, published online 9 October 2007


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.

Further readingEdit

  • Harper-Bill, Christopher Bishop Richard Hill and the court of Canterbury, 1494–96. Guildhall Studies in London History, 3:1 (1977), 1–12.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Kempe
Bishop of London
Succeeded by
Thomas Savage