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Saint William of York
Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 8, 1154

Religious Figure. Born William Fitzherbert, the son of Count Herbert and Emma, half-sister of King Stephen. He was elected Archbishop of York in 1140 as King Stephen's candidate, but there was violent opposition to his election and he was accused of bribary and sexual misconduct. Pope Innocent cleared him of all charges and confirmed him as archbishop in 1143. He died in 1154 and many believed him to be a victim of poisoning. When it was reported that miracles were occuring at his tomb Pope Honorius III ordered an investigation into his life. He was canonised St. William of York in 1227. His feast day is 8th June. His coffin is a re-used Roman sarcophagus. (bio by: Bunny Boiler) 
 
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York Minster
York
North Yorkshire, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bunny Boiler
Record added: Mar 13, 2004
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Saint William of York
Added by: Bunny Boiler
 
Saint William of York
Added by: Bunny Boiler
 
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