Born: 1090 AD
Died: 1161 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Archbishops, Religious Leaders

1090 – Theobald, Archbishop of Canterbury, born near Bec, NW France. He was of Norman parentage.

1137 –  A monk at Bec, he became abbot there.

1138 – 1161 – He was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. He crowned King Stephen, but after the king’s death he refused to regard Stephen’s son as his successor, and eventually crowned Henry II.

1155 – He advanced his archdeacon, Thomas Becket, to the chancellorship, introduced the study of civil law into England, and resisted all attempts by the monasteries to throw off episcopal jurisdiction.

1161 – Died on the 18th of April in France.