Lichfield: Bishop de Langton Monument

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Walter de Langton was Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield from 1296-1321 and was also the treasurer of England. Walter was born in c1265 in West Langton in Leicestershire. He built the Lady Chapel at Lichfield Cathedral and was responsible for many other repairs to the building. He served as treasurer to King Edward I and was the principle executor of the Last Will of the King. A marble effigy of Bishop de Langton lies in Lichfield Cathedral.