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Pandulf

(păn`dŭlf'), Ital. Pandolfo, d. 1226, Italian churchman. He was first sent to England in 1211 by Pope Innocent IIIInnocent III,
b. 1160 or 1161, d. 1216, pope (1198–1216), an Italian, b. Anagni, named Lotario di Segni; successor of Celestine III. Innocent III was succeeded by Honorius III.
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 on an unsuccessful mission to settle the pope's dispute with King JohnJohn,
1167–1216, king of England (1199–1216), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Early Life

The king's youngest son, John was left out of Henry's original division of territory among his sons and was nicknamed John Lackland.
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. In 1213 he again went to England as papal legate to receive John's submission to the pope, and the next year he collected papal revenues in England. After being superseded in 1214 for a short time, he returned to England, where he was elected (1215) bishop of Norwich. He remained loyal to John throughout the Magna Carta negotiations and aided royal efforts to revoke the charter. Pandulf was again superseded but returned to England in 1218 as papal legate. He exerted great political power, becoming, in effect, regent (1219–21) in the minority of Henry III until Stephen LangtonLangton, Stephen,
c.1155–1228, English prelate, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was educated at Paris. Innocent III named him cardinal in 1206, and he became archbishop of Canterbury the following year.
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 (archbishop of Canterbury) secured his recall. Pandulf's administration was severe but efficient. After resigning his legateship, he was consecrated bishop of Norwich in 1222.

Bibliography

See F. A. Gasquet, Henry the Third and the Church (1905).

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