known as Richard de Wych, Richard Backedine, Richard of Wich
Profile Second son of Richard and Alice de
Wych. His father died when he was young. The family fell upon hard times, he took
over management of the estates and brought them back. Educated at Oxford, Paris
and Bologna. Chancellor of Oxford. Legal advisor to Saint Edmund Rich and Saint
Boniface of Savoy, the Archbishops of Canterbury. Priest. Bishop of Chichester.
Miracles and cures occured at his shrine in Chichester.
His patronage of coachmen began with the Milanese Guild of Coachmen, possibly
because Richard drove carts and wagons on the family farm.
1197 at Droitwich, Worcestershire, England as Richard de Wych
3 April 1253 at Dover, England
Canonized 1262 by Pope Urban
bishop with a chalice on its side at his feet because he once dropped the chalice
during a Mass and nothing spilled from it ,kneeling with the chalice before him
,ploughing his brother's fields ,a bishop in red blessing his flock with a chalice
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