Bishop Richard Courtenay NORWICH
- Born: 1382, Powderham, Devonshire, England
- Died: Sep 1415, Harfleur, Normandy, France
Another name for Richard was NORWICH Bishop.
Ancestral File Number: 9FP0-FL.
Bishop of NORWICH.
The Oxford History of England The Fifteenth Century 1399-1485, E F Jacob, Oxford Univ Press, p139:
"...The embassy, led by Courtenay [Richard Bishop of Norwich] and Langley, reached Paris on 8 April 1414, feted and entertained by the duke of Berry, it got to business on 10 August when Courtenay, in asking for the hand of Princess Catherine for Henry, made it a condition that the crown and kingdom of France should be yielded up to England. After this demande incivile as it was called he indicated that Henry was prepared to abate his claim a little and be content with suzerainty and withdominium in perpetuity over Normandy, Touraine, Anjou, Maine, Brittany, Flanders, and the old duchy of Aquitaine; the territories specified in the treaty of Bretigny..."
p150: "...The heat and the damp from the marshes were not long in producing dysentery among troops only too ready, in the heat, to drink the polluted water, and the casualties were considerable. The numbers who died have been put as high as 2,000, but it seems more likely that the figure includes men sent homeby royal license...The sickness appears to have hit the generosi more freely than the rank and file. Bishop Courtenay, Henry V's young and gifted friend, the eldest son of Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham and a Devonshire landowner...[was] among those who died..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9FP0-FL.