Book of Saints – Hugh of Lincoln

[Saint Hugh of Lincoln]Article

(Saint) Bishop (November 17) (12th century) Born in Burgundy (A.D. 1140) he became a Regular Canon, but at the age of twenty entered the Carthusian Order, of which he was later on appointed Procurator- General. King Henry II of England begged him to undertake the government of the Carthusian monastery of Witham in Somersetshire, which he soon turned into a very nourishing community. When elected Bishop of Lincoln (A.D. 1186) he had so completely won the respect of the monarch that he was able to reform many abuses and even to repress the unjust pretensions of that capricious Prince. Sent by King John as Ambassador to King Philip Augustus, he concluded a Treaty of Peace between England and France; but died in London on his way back to his See (A.D. 1200). His relics were conveyed with great pomp to Lincoln, the Kings of England and Scotland taking part in the carrying of the bier.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hugh of Lincoln”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 September 2013. Web. 20 January 2019. <>