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Alexander (died circa 1220), said to have been known by the surname of le Pargiter (the Plasterer), was an English ecclesiastic of the thirteenth century. He was first a Benedictine monk of the monastery of St. Augustine, at Canterbury, of which house he was made abbot in 1213. He was distinguished by his steady adherence to King John, in opposition to the Pope, for which reason he was excommunicated by Pandulph, the legate, and deprived of his clerical station.

He died in great poverty about the year 1220, though some place his death in 1217. He wrote several works, which are enumerated by Bishop Thomas Tanner.

Sources

  • Rose, Hugh James (1857), A New Biographical Dictionary, London: B. Fellowes et al.
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