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Report No. a029

Alexander de Stavensby

d. 1238


Alternative Names

Alexander Stavensby; Alexander of Stainsby



An English theologian who had studied at Toulouse and later became bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (1224–1238). In this capacity, he wrote two brief treatises on sin and confession respectively, which he promulgated as part of the diocesan statutes.



No. 1

Opuscula synodalia.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Opuscula synodalia.


Cambridge, St. John’s Coll. C.62 II (on confession and sin)


Oxford, Bodleian Libr. Douce 88 (on confession)



P. Michaud-Quantin, Sommes de casuistique et manuels de confession au moyen âge 9 XII – XVI siècles (Louvain 1962) 30–31.

M. Bloomfield, ‘A Preliminary List of Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, mainly of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries’, Traditio, 11 (1955) n. 189, n.277.