Men of Kent and Kentishmen/Richard Clifford

Richard Clifford,


Of the noble family of Clifford, was, according to Fuller, a Kentish man. He was transferred from the deanery of Canterbury to the See of Worcester, thence to the bishopric of London, 13th Oct., 1407. He held the office of Lord Privy Seal, and was sent to represent the English Church at the Council of Constance, held to settle the claims of rival popes. He gave a thousand marks to the poor scholars of Burnell's Inn in Oxford, just before his death, which occurred in 1421.

[See Godwin, "De Præsulibus," "Wilkins's Concilia," "Le Neve's Fasti."]