Roger Walden. English clergyman of the 14th century. Bishop of London.

Roger Walden. Archbishop of Canterbury. English clergyman. 14th century costume.

Roger Walden, Bishop of London in 1405.

Roger Walden. Bishop of London in 1405.

Roger Walden († January 6, 1406) was Treasurer (finance minister) in England, Bishop of London, and for a short time Archbishop of Canterbury. The date of his birth and his childhood is largely unknown. Later traditions said that his father was a butcher from Saffron Walden in Essex was. However, It is assumed that this was a rumor of competitors who envied him his steep career. His career is closely linked to his brother John Walden.
He had a connection to Calais, the Channel Islands and lived for some time in Jersey, Yorkshire and Leicestershire, before he was appointed as Archdeacon of Winchester in 1387.
In 1395 Roger Walden was appointed as Treasurer of England and served as secretary to Richard II.
After the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Arundel in 1397 fell into disgrace and left England, Roger Walden was appointed as Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1399 Thomas Arundel returned to England and was for a short time Lord Chancellor then retake the position of Archbishop of Canterbury again. Roger Walden retired then, after a short imprisonment,  and withdrew from public life.
His appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury had never been confirmed by the Pope. With the help of Thomas Arundel he obtained the Office of the Bishop of London in the year 1405. Roger Walden died in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire on 6 January 1406.
A manuscript Historia Mundi (“World History”), which is kept in the British Museum, Walden was attributed, but is now regarded as an older copy.

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Source: Selections Of The Ancient Costume Of Great Britain And Ireland, from the 7th to the 16th Century by Charles Hamilton Smith. London: Printed by William Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare-Press, for Messrs. Colnaghi and Co. Cockspur Street, 1814 Engraver: Atkinson, John Augustus, 1775 c. 1833, Havell, Robert, d. 1832,  Merigot, James. Hill, John, 1770-1850.

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