Ralph Neville (died 1244) was a medieval clergyman and politician who
served as Bishop of Chichester and Lord Chancellor of England. Neville
first appears in the historical record in 1207 in the service of King
John, and remained in royal service for the rest of his life. By 1213
Neville had custody of the Great Seal of England, although he was not
named chancellor, the office responsible for the seal, until 1226. He
was rewarded with the bishopric of Chichester in 1222. He was briefly
Archbishop-elect of Canterbury and Bishop-elect of Winchester, but both
elections were set aside, or quashed, and he held neither office. As
keeper of the seal, and later as chancellor, Neville was noted for his
impartiality and for overseeing changes in the way the chancery
operated. Neville was deprived of the Great Seal in 1238 after
quarrelling with the king, but continued to hold the title of chancellor
until his death.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Boer mercenaries declared their independence from the Transvaal
Republic and established the Republic of Stellaland.
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial, dedicated to the Canadian
Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War, was
unveiled near Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France.
In Short Creek, Arizona, police conducted a mass arrest of
approximately 400 Mormon fundamentalists for polygamy.
The militant Islamist group Boko Haram launched an attack on a
Nigeria Police Force station, sparking violence across several states in
northeastern Nigeria, leaving more than 1,000 people dead.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
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Wikiquote quote of the day:
Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can
be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement