c.1450-1532. Archbishop of Canterbury from 1504. Educated in law at Oxford, he was sent by Henry VII on legal business to Rome and Antwerp (1490-91) and on a political mission to Flanders (1493). He became Master of the Rolls (1494), precentor of Hereford (1493), and archdeacon of Huntingdon (1496). He acted as envoy to Scotland, to Burgundy, and to the emperor Maximilian (1496-1502), negotiated treaties, and helped arrange the marriage of Arthur and Catherine of Aragon. Made bishop of London in 1502, he was translated to Canterbury in 1504, and appointed lord chancellor. In 1506 he arranged the marriage of Henry VII and Margaret of Savoy. He crowned [[Henry VIII]]* and Catherine of Aragon in 1509, and befriended Erasmus.