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Richard FitzJames

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Richard FitzJames
Bishop of London
Appointed5 June 1506
Term ended15 January 1522
PredecessorWilliam Barons
SuccessorCuthbert Tunstall
Consecration21 May 1497
Personal details
Died15 January 1522
DenominationCatholic Church
Previous postBishop of Rochester
Bishop of Chichester
Coat of arms
Richard FitzJames's coat of arms

Richard FitzJames (died 15 January 1522) was a medieval Bishop of Rochester, Bishop of Chichester and Bishop of London.

FitzJames was principal of St Alban Hall, Oxford from 1477 to 1481[1] and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University in 1481 and 1491.

FitzJames was nominated to the see of Rochester on 2 January 1497 and consecrated on 21 May 1497. He was translated to the see of Chichester on 29 November 1503.[2] He was translated from Chichester to the see of London about 5 June 1506.[3]

The arms shown are those he used as Bishop of London. They were depicted in the ceiling of Old St Paul's Cathedral, London[4]

FitzJames died while Bishop of London on 15 January 1522.[5] During his life he had founded a school in Somerset, now called King's School Bruton.


  1. ^ Pocock, Nicholas (1885–1900). "Fitzjames, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography. pp. 180–181.
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 268
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 240
  4. ^ Dingley, Thomas (c. 1680). History from Marble. London. p. 445.
  5. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 259


  • 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.
Academic offices
Preceded by
John Lane, William Sutton
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Robert Wrangwais, William Sutton
Preceded by
John Gigur
Warden of Merton College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Thomas Harper
Preceded by
John Coldale
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
John Coldale
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Savage
Bishop of Rochester
Succeeded by
John Fisher
Preceded by
Edward Story
Bishop of Chichester
Succeeded by
Robert Sherburne
Preceded by
William Barnes
Bishop of London
Succeeded by
Cuthbert Tunstall

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