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William Booth (bishop)

William Booth
Archbishop of York
Church Catholic
Province York
Diocese York
Appointed 21 July 1452
Term ended 12 September 1464
Predecessor John Kemp
Successor George Neville
Consecration 9 July 1447
Personal details
Died 12 September 1464
Bishopthorpe Palace, York
Buried Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire
Nationality English
Denomination Catholic

William Booth or Bothe (died 12 September 1464) was Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield from 1447 before becoming Archbishop of York in 1452 until his death in 1464.


  • Life 1
  • Citations 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4


Prior to his election as bishop of the diocese 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.[1]

Booth was translated to the diocese of York on 21 July 1452.[2] 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.[3]

Booth died the following year, on 12 September 1464,[2] at Bishopthorpe Palace and is buried in a family vault at Southwell Minster.


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 254
  2. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 282
  3. ^ Ross Edward IV p. 54.


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

Further reading

  • Condliffe Bates, J., ed. (2008). The Register of William Bothe, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 1447-1452.  
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Heyworth
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Succeeded by
Nicholas Close
Preceded by
John Kemp
Archbishop of York
Succeeded by
George Neville
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