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The St Cuthbert Window

1-2a Henry Bowet

Henry Bowet (c.1340-1423) (Archbishop of York 1406-1423) is shown kneeling before a prayer-desk (prie-dieu), facing the large figure of St Cuthbert, with his hands raised in prayer. Bowet first worked alongside Bishop Thomas Langley, the donor of the window, when both men served King Henry IV as a counsellors and diplomats. As Archbishop of York, Bowet also worked closely with Langley in his role as Bishop of Durham.