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PostSubject: Stephen Langton   Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:34 pm

Stephen Langton
(bc. 1155 - 9/7/1228)
Archbishop of Canterbury (1207 - 1228).

Langton was educated in Paris and appointed Cardinal (1206) by Pope Innocent III. The following year he was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.

Langton's appointment was opposed by King John of England, who only recognized him after England was placed under Interdict (1213).

Langton sought to mediate between John and his Barons, but was suspected by Pope Innocent III. Summoned to Rome and was suspended (1215) - he returned to England (1218) and was restored under King Henry III.

Langton was a prolific writer and drew up the Magna Carta (1215) with the Barons. He also wrote a Code of Canons for the See of Canterbury, and would spend the rest of his life dedicated to Church reform.

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