To secure his influence, the Court offered him the bishopric of Hereford.
He resigned the bishopric, and, returning to his hut, in a few weeks died.
He is a professor of canonical law and slated for a German bishopric.
Who would write that he was “delighted” to accept a bishopric?
When, later, Gloucester was made a bishopric, he was the first bishop.
He objected also that the Bishopric was merely one in perspective and not yet a reality.
Now, no bishopric will enable me to do this but the See of Oxford.
He was not promoted to a bishopric till two years after Henry's death.
But if Ireland was not one kingdom it was in reality one bishopric.
He had refused a bishopric for the sake of remaining what he was—a priest.