Edward Story

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Edward Story
Bishop of Chichester
Chichester Cathedral, July 2015 10.jpg
Tomb of Story within Chichester Cathedral
Appointed11 February 1478
Term ended16 March 1503
PredecessorJohn Arundel
SuccessorRichard FitzJames
Consecration2 October 1468
Personal details
Died16 March 1503
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous postBishop of Carlisle

Edward Story (or Storey; died 1503) was an English priest, Bishop of Carlisle, 1468–1477, and Bishop of Chichester, 1477–1503.

Story was educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he was elected a fellow about 1444.[1] In 1450, he was appointed Master of Michaelhouse, Cambridge, a post he held together with his later preferments until 1477. Advanced to the bishopric of Carlisle by papal provision on 18 July 1468,[2] he was consecrated a bishop on 2 October 1468.[2] He was translated to Chichester on 11 February 1478.[3] He served as chaplain to Elizabeth Woodville and as Chancellor of Cambridge University. He founded the Prebendal School in Chichester, and he is reputed to have had the Chichester Cross erected.

Story died on 16 March 1503.[3] His death is recorded in the Lewkenor Hours (Lambeth Palace Library MS 545), the book of hours once owned by the wealthy Lewkenor family of Tratton and Tangmere (Sussex).


  1. ^ "Story, Edward (STRY444E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 236
  3. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 239


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Stevenson, J. H., ed. (2016). The Register of Edward Story, Bishop of Chichester 1478–1503. Canterbury & York Society. 106.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Richard Scroope
Bishop of Carlisle
Succeeded by
Richard Bell
Preceded by
John Arundel
Bishop of Chichester
Succeeded by
Richard FitzJames