No one could have attained or kept the position of archbishop at the time without being so.
With the archbishop of Canterbury he received Henry VI.
Since the 5th century it has been the seat of an archbishop, who has now fifteen suffragans.
And then of Henry I., who secured his election as archbishop of York in August 1114.
As a matter of fact, the parliament at Leicester, in which the speeches were supposed to have been made, began on the 30th of April 1414 before Chicheley was archbishop. The rolls of parliament show that he was not present in the parliament at all.