Robert Peche belonged to King Henry I's household and was responsible for the royal pantry. His nickname Peche means sin and was probably an allusion to his child, which he had despite his status as a clergyman. Around January 6, 1121 he was nominated by the king as the new Bishop of Coventry.
The diocese of Coventry was vacant for several years after the death of Bishop Robert de Limesey in 1117, mainly because the king had stayed mainly in Normandy for several years and had not nominated a new candidate for the bishopric. On March 13, 1121, Peche was finally ordained bishop by Archbishop Ralph d'Escures in Abingdon . Despite his office, he continued to be a part of the king's entourage. In January 1123 he stood with the king on the death bed of Bishop Robert Blouet of Lincoln, then he presided over the funeral of Blouet in Lincoln Cathedral . When the king stayed in Normandy again from June 1123, Peche followed him. In 1126 he tried to resolve the long-running dispute between Robert de Ferrers and the Abbot of Burton Abbey over possessions in the northern Midlands . However, he died as early as August 1126, probably in Normandy, and was buried in Coventry .
- MJ Franklin: Robert Peche (d. 1126). In: Henry Colin Gray Matthew, Brian Harrison (Eds.): Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , from the earliest times to the year 2000 (ODNB). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2004, ISBN 0-19-861411-X , ( oxforddnb.com license required ), as of 2004
|Robert de Limesey||
Bishop of Coventry
|Roger de Clinton|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||English clergyman, Bishop of Coventry|
|DATE OF BIRTH||11th century|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 21, 1126 or August 22, 1126|