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Michael Tregury

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Name  Michael Tregury
Spoken style  Your Grace
Died  1471
Religious style  Archbishop
Education  University of Oxford
Posthumous style  none

Michael Tregury

Reference style  The Most Reverend

Michael Tregury, in French Michel Trégore or Trégorre (died 1471), was Archbishop of Dublin from 1450 to 1471.

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Life

Michael Tregury was born in the parish of St Wenn in Cornwall. He was educated at the University of Oxford, and was at some time Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford.

He was chaplain to Henry VI of England and a distinguished scholar. He became the first rector of the University of Caen in 1439. He was Archdeacon of Barnstaple from 1445 to 1449. He was consecrated in St. Patrick's church and was Archbishop of Dublin from 1450 to 1471.

In 1451 more than fifty people from his diocese went to Rome to celebrate the jubilee then promulgated by Pope Nicholas V. Those who returned safe in 1453 brought the sad news that Constantinople was taken by the Turks, and the Emperor Palaiologos slain. The Archbishop Michael was so afflicted at the news that he proclaimed a fast to be observed strictly throughout his diocese for three successive days, and granted indulgences to those who observed it, he himself walking in procession before his clergy to Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, and clothed in sackcloth and ashes.

In 1453 he was taken prisoner in Dublin Bay by pirates, who were carrying off some ships from the harbor of Dublin. They were pursued to Ardglass, in County Down; five hundred and twenty of them were slain and the prelate released.

Having presided over his see for twenty years, he died on 21 December 1471, at a very advanced age, in the manor-house of Tallaght, which he had previously repaired. His remains were conveyed to Dublin attended by the clergy and citizens, and were buried in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

Burial

He was buried in Dublin and his epitaph reads:

Preasul Metropolis Michael hic Dublinenus
Marmore tumbatus, pro me Christum flagitetis

which translates as

Here's Michael the Prelate of Dublin See,
In Marble intomb'd, invoke Christ for me.

References

Michael Tregury Wikipedia


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