Walter d'Eynsham

Walter d'Eynsham
Archbishop of Canterbury-elect
Elected 3 August 1228
Quashed 5 January 1229
Predecessor Stephen Langton
Successor Richard le Grant
Consecration never consecrated

Walter d'Eynsham, also known as Walter de Hempsham was a medieval Archbishop of Canterbury-elect.

Walter was a monk of Christ Church Priory in Canterbury, when he was chosen to be the Archbishop of Canterbury on 3 August 1228 by his fellow monks of the cathedral chapter.[1] His appointment was over-ruled by King Henry III of England and Pope Gregory IX on 5 January 1229.[2] He was examined by a group of cardinals on theological matters and declared to have answered badly, thus allowing the pope to declare him ineligible for the office.[3]


  1. Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 2: Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces): Canterbury: Archbishops
  2. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 233
  3. Powell and Wallis House of Lords p. 150


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Stephen Langton
Archbishop of Canterbury
Not endorsed.
Succeeded by
Richard le Grant
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