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The St Cuthbert Window

1-2d John Kemp

John Kemp (c.1380–1454) (Archbishop of York 1426-52 and Cardinal of St Balbina 1439-54) is shown kneeling before a prayer-desk (prie-dieu), with his hands raised in prayer. Kemp first worked alongside Bishop Thomas Langley, the donor of the window, when both men served King Henry V as a counsellors and diplomats. After becoming Archbishop of York, Kemp also worked closely with Langley in his role as Bishop of Durham and on Henry VI's minority council. Langley gifted a silver cup to Kemp in his will.