John Peckham, Archbishop of Canterbury 1279-92

1279 AD

John Peckham, Archbishop of Canterbury  1279-92

John Peckham was a native of Sussex who was educated at Lewes Priory and became a Friar Minor about 1250.

He was an ascetic Franciscan monk and professor of theology, who tried against much opposition to maintain strict rule. He studied at the University of Paris under Bonaventure, where he would later teach theology, and went on to teach in Rome. During his time as archbishop he successfully reorganised the archdiocese.