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THE

LIFE

OF

WILLIAM WAYNFLETE,

BISHOP OF WINCHESTER.

THE LIFE

OF

WILLIAM WAYNFLETE.

CHAPTER I.

Of William Patten, alias Barbour, to the Time of his assuming the Name of Waynflete.

SECT. I. W bishop of Winchester, lord

LIAM WAYNFLETE,

high chancellor of England in the reign of king Henry VI., and founder of Magdalen college in the university of Oxford, was son of Richard Patten, alias Barbour, of Waynflete, a market-town on the sea-coast of Lincolnshire.

The father of William Waynflete was called, it should seem, indifferently Patten or Barbour. Surnames, when Richard Patten or Barbour lived, were not fixed and ascertained as in later times; an alias very frequently occurs though the person be emi

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