Title: Abbot of Tewkesbury

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Dates: 1150 - 1200 (Dates are approximate. ) 

After serving as prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, Alan was elected abbot of Tewkesbury in part to remove him from Canterbury where he was a strong supporter of Thomas Becket. He continued to support clerical and monastic privilege after Becket’s death but also became involved in royal government as a diplomat and judge. He is primarily know for compiling the earliest life of Becket and an extensive letter collection concerning him. For more information, see: