Bishop Hugh de Northwold - Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

walwyn Sat, 07/17/2010 - 00:22
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Hugh de Northwold (d1254) was Bishop of Ely from 1229 - 1254, during which time he was responsible for the building of the six Presbytery bays to house the shrine of St Etheldreda1 the founder of the first monastry at Ely.2


His earlier election as abbot of Bury St Edmonds in 1213 was opposed by King John I and not approved until 1215. In 1235 he escorted the twelve year old Eleanor of Provence to England from Tarascon to Canterbury for her marriage to Henry III.3


Bishop Hugh de Northwold