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Theobald (Tedbaldus)

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Born: 1090 AD
Died: 1161 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Archbishops, Religious Leaders

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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.

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