Robert Peche

Robert Peche (died 1126) was a medieval Bishop of Coventry.

Robert Peche
Bishop of Coventry
Electedc. January 1121
Term ended22 August 1126
PredecessorRobert de Limesey
SuccessorRoger de Clinton
Consecration13 March 1121
Personal details
Died22 August 1126

Peche was elected about January 1121, and consecrated on 13 March 1121. He died on 22 August 1126.[1] Little is known of his background, and his actual activity while bishop remains obscure.[2] It is probable that Richard Peche, who became bishop of Coventry from 1161 to 1182 was his son.[3]

Dugdale and Banks state Peche had two sons one of whom was the later Bishop of Lichfield Richard Peche adding credence to assertion of probable descent from Robert.[4][5]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 253
  2. ^ Barlow English Church p. 84
  3. ^ Franklin "Peche, Richard" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  4. ^ Dugdale - Antiquities of Warwickshire
  5. ^ Thomas C Banks - The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England [1]


  • Barlow, Frank (1979). The English Church 1066–1154: A History of the Anglo-Norman Church. New York: Longman. ISBN 0-582-50236-5.
  • Franklin, M. J. (2004). "Peche, Richard (d. 1182)" ((subscription or UK public library membership required)). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/95151. Retrieved 14 January 2008. {{cite encyclopedia}}: External link in |format= (help)
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Coventry
Succeeded by