William Booth – Archbishop of York

The Archbishop of York is the 2nd highest ranking cleric in the Church of England , second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is the Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of York and the province of York which covers the northern portion of England as well as the Ise of Man.

This bishop is a member ex officio of the House of Lords and is styled the Primate of England.

William Booth – Archbishop of York

(B. 1388 – D. 1464)  (16 Great Grand Uncle of Carolyn Booth)

William Booth (or, in his style, Bothe) was the first of what became a virtual episcopal dynasty. The son of Sir John Booth of Barton (Lancashire)  and Joan, daughter of Sir. Henry Trafford, he served the see of Coventry and Lichfield, culminating his career as Archbishop of York (1452-64).

William’s half-brother, Lawrence, was successively Bishop of Durham (1457-76) and  also became the Archbishop of York (1476-80).

York Minster

York Minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, it is the  the second largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Definately worth exploring check the link below……….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Minster

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Booth_%28bishop%29

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