Title: Bishop

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Dates: 1261 - 1326 () 

Walter de Stapledon (or Stapeldon) (1 February 1261 – 15 October 1326), English bishop, was born at Annery in the parish of Monkleigh, North Devon, England. On 13 March 1307 Stapledon was chosen Bishop of Exeter, and was consecrated on 13 October 1308. He went on errands to France for both Edward I and Edward II, and attended the councils and parliaments of his time. As Lord High Treasurer of England, an office to which he was appointed twice, once in 1320 and once in 1322, Stapledon was associated in the popular mind with the misdeeds of Edward II, and consequently, after the king fled before the advancing troops of Queen Isabella, he was murdered in London by the mob on 15 October 1326.