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Walter d'Eynsham
Archbishop of Canterbury
Enthroned unknown
Reign ended 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.

He 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 overruled by King Henry III 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. ^ British History Online Archbishops of Canterbury accessed on September 11, 2007
  2. ^ Fryde Handbook of British Chronology p. 233
  3. ^ Powell The House of Lords in the Middle Ages p. 150


  • List of the Archbiships of Canterbury at ""
  • British History Online Archbishops of Canterbury accessed on September 11, 2007
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.  
  • Powell, J. Enoch and Keith Wallis The House of Lords in the Middle Ages: A History of the English House of Lords to 1540 London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1968
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Stephen Langton
Archbishop of Canterbury
Not endorsed.
Succeeded by
Richard le Grant


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