Roger Skerning

Roger Skerning (or Roger de Skerning; died 22 January 1278) was a medieval Bishop of Norwich.

Roger Skerning
Bishop of Norwich
Elected23 January 1266
Term ended22 January 1278
PredecessorSimon Walton
SuccessorWilliam Middleton
Other post(s)Prior of Norwich
Orders
Consecration4 April 1266
Personal details
Died22 January 1278
DenominationRoman Catholic

LifeEdit

Skerning was a monk of Norwich Cathedral before he was elected Prior of Norwich in 1257.[1]

Skerning was elected to the see of Norwich on 23 January 1266 and was consecrated on 4 April 1266.[2]

In 1276, William Freney, titular archbishop of Edessa, was acting as Skerning's suffragan in Norwich.[3]

Skerning died on 22 January 1278.[4]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ British History Online Priors of Norwich accessed on 29 October 2007
  2. ^ British History Online Bishops of Norwich accessed on 29 October 2007
  3. ^ Jackson, "Freney, William".
  4. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 261

ReferencesEdit

  • British History Online Bishops of Norwich accessed on 29 October 2007
  • British History Online Priors of Norwich accessed on 29 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.
  • Jackson, Peter (2005). "Freney, William (fl. 1263–1286)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online [2014] ed.). Oxford University Press. Retrieved 6 December 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Simon Walton
Bishop of Norwich
1266–1278
Succeeded by
William Middleton