William Booth (bishop)
|Archbishop of York|
|Appointed||21 July 1452|
|Term ended||12 September 1464|
|Consecration||9 July 1447|
Barton, Eccles, Lancashire
|Died||12 September 1464|
Bishopthorpe Palace, York
|Buried||Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire|
Prior to his election as Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Booth had served as Rector of Prescot, Lancashire from 1441. He was provided to the see of Coventry and Lichfield on 26 April 1447 and consecrated on 9 July 1447.
Booth was translated to the archdiocese of York on 21 July 1452. In the late summer of 1463, allied with the Neville brothers Richard, Earl of Warwick and John, Marquess of Montagu, Archbishop Booth led an army in the north of England which repelled an attempted invasion by the Scots and former King Henry VI with Margaret of Anjou.
- Church and Society in the Medieval North of England, Prof. R.B. Dobson (1996)
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 254
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 282
- Ross Edward IV p. 54.
- Burke's Peerage & Baronetage
- Condliffe Bates, J., ed. (2008). The Register of William Bothe, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 1447-1452. Canterbury and York Society. 98.
|Catholic Church titles|
| Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
| Archbishop of York