Today is also the 650th anniversary of the death in 1362 of John de St Paul, Archbishop of Dublin. My particular interest is him arises from the fact that he was born in my home area, at Owston, which is south-east of Pontefract and north of Doncaster. His life and career is a good example of the way not a few clever young men from Yorkshire made their way in the fourteenth century world through the Church and by serving in the royal Chancery, rising to positions of influence and importance.
The most recent and detailed account of his life is by Philomena Connolly in the Oxford DNB and which can be read here. There is another online account of him here.
Much of the structure is as it would have been in the lifetime of John de St Paul