Richard le Gras
Abbot of Evesham
Elected25 September 1236
Term ended9 December 1242
PredecessorRandulf of Evesham
SuccessorThomas of Gloucester
Other post(s)Prior of Hunley Priory
Personal details
Died9 December 1242
Keeper of the Great Seal
In office
MonarchHenry III of England
Preceded byRalph Neville
Succeeded byRalph Neville

Richard le Gras (Richard the Bold in French; died 9 December 1242) was Lord Keeper of England and Abbot of Evesham in the 13th century.

Richard was prior of Hurley Priory before his election as abbot on 25 September 1236. He was blessed by the Bishop of Coventry on 30 November 1236 and was installed in office on 6 December 1236.[1]

Richard was Lord Keeper from 1240 to 1242.[2]

Richard was elected Bishop of Coventry in 1241, but either did not accept the office or died before the disputed election was resolved. He died in Gascony on 9 December 1242.[1]


  1. ^ a b Knowles, et al. Heads of Religious Houses p. 41
  2. ^ Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 82


See also

Catholic Church titles Preceded byRandulf of Evesham Abbot of Evesham 1236–1242 Succeeded byThomas of Gloucester Preceded byHugh de Pateshull Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield 1241–1242 never consecrated Succeeded byRobert de Monte Pessulano Political offices Preceded byRalph Neville Keeper of the Great Seal 1240–1242 Succeeded byRalph Neville