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Bishop of Durham

The post of Bishop of Durham has existed since the eighth century. After the Norman conquest the Bishop was made Prince-Bishop of the Palatinate of Durham. They had their own army, parliment, currency, and court system. The Prince-Bishop's authority was hedged after the English Civil War, and the Principality was abolished in 1836. The Palatinate court system, however, survived until 1971. The Bishop of Durham is still an important figure within the Church of England, and a member of the House of Lords.

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1 Catholic Bishops of Durham
2 Catholic Prince-Bishops of Durham
3 Anglican Prince-Bishops of Durham
4 Anglican Bishops of Durham
5 External Links

Catholic Bishops of Durham

Catholic Prince-Bishops of Durham

Anglican Prince-Bishops of Durham

Anglican Bishops of Durham

External Links