Saturday, 2 August 2014

Who is He?


Who is R. Cicest?  The bust appears on the exterior wall of the chapel at Lincoln's Inn Fields.  The Bishops of Chichester leased this land from 1228, acquiring the freehold from 1580.  The chapel was erected in 1623.

Any historians out there that can enlighten me as to who this is and what was significant about this year?

10 comments:

Adullamite said...

I find nothing but the suggestion R could be as in 'Rex,' King! Nothing much happens in 1223 otherwise. Was he a lawyer?

Sharon Anck said...

I have no idea but, I would be surprised if he had something to do with a battle.

William Kendall said...

A grim looking face, to be certain.

jennyfreckles said...

I think he's a bishop with his mitre on, and CICEST will be short for Chichester, I guess. Not sure about the R, it'll be something in Latin.

jennyfreckles said...

Ah yes, google Ralph Neville, Bishop of Chichester - he had custody of the Great Seal until 1223 because the King was underage. Isn't Google amazing?

Valerie said...

I love the fact that England has so much history. I am also impressed with whoever the artist was...

Gunn said...

He looks nearly alive:)

TexWisGirl said...

a rather scary gent! :)

thanks for stopping in today! :)

Jack said...

Isn't jennyfreckles a google magician?

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Contact the Inn; they'll confirm.

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