Wishart, Robert (c.1240–1316)

A. A. M. Duncan, first published 2004, Wishart, Robert (c.1240–1316), bishop of Glasgow, was born into a family from the Mearns. He was the nephew or relative or, possibly, son of William Wishart, bishop of St Andrews from 1273 to 1279, who secured Robert’s early promotion as archdeacon in 1267. It is not known where […]

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The Book of Glasgow Cathedral

edited by George Eyre-Todd, 1898 (Pages 74 – 82) Hitherto nearly all the bishops of Glasgow had taken a prominent part in the government of the kingdom, but presently, at the decisive climax of Scotland’s history, Glasgow was to furnish a bishop great enough to checkmate the aggressions of the greatest of the English kings.  […]

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The Bishops of Scotland

by John Downden, D.D., LL.D. Bishop of Edinburgh, 1912 (pages 306-309) ROBERT WISCHARD. Nephew [nepos) of William Wischard (M.). Cousin [consanguineus) of William Wischard (Sc. x. 29): archdeacon of Lothian, ‘juvenis aetate sed moribus senior’ (ib.). Elected, apparently, in 1271 ; but not consecrated till Sunday before the feast of the Purification, 1272-3, that is, […]

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Bishop Robert Wishart | The Warrior Bishop

Essay by Rev. James Primrose (Mediaeval Glasgow, Pages 34 – 59, Published 1913) WHEN Bishop Robert Wishart, in 1272, began his rule over the diocese of Glasgow, Scotland was enjoying a period of great national prosperity under Alexander III., known among his countrymen, as “the Peaceable King.” Commerce with the Continent was in so flourishing […]

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