c.1362-1443. Archbishop of Canterbury from 1414. One of the able lawyer-bishops of the upon whom so much of the administration in church and state depended, he was the son of a Northamptonshire merchant, and furthered his career through the patronage of the house of Lancaster and of . The latter had him educated at Winchester and his foundation at Oxford. After diplomatic missions abroad, Chichele became bishop of St. David's (1408) and went as a delegate to the * (1409). He enjoyed the special favor of Henry V and became archbishop of Canterbury in 1414. After Henry's death, however, Pope Martin V and the powerful Bishop Beaufort attacked him for failing to extend papal authority in England against the Statute of Provisors, and his legatine authority was briefly suspended (1427-29). He supported education by promoting graduate clergy and founding All Souls College, Oxford (1438).