Richard Lionheart and English Episcopal Elections

  title={Richard Lionheart and English Episcopal Elections},
  author={Ralph V. Turner},
While Henry II and John's bitter quarrels with the Church have inspired much comment from both contemporaries and modem scholars, Richard Lionheart's relations with the English Church have attracted little notice. The lack of theatrical clashes with the pope or the archbishop of Canterbury has led modem scholars to assume that Richard I enjoyed fortunate relations with his clergy. Richard's most recent biographer has viewed him as "a conventionally pious man, "I and contemporary chroniclers… 
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