Antony Bek must not be confused with his kinsman and namesake, Antony Bek (1279-1343), who was chancellor and dean of Lincoln cathedral, and became bishop of Norwich after a disputed election in 1337.
In 1285, Edward interfered in the affairs of Scotland, he employed Bek on this business, and in 12 9 4 he sent him on a diplomatic errand to the German king, Adolph of Nassau.
Another Thomas Bek (1282-1347), who was bishop of Lincoln from 1341 until his death on the 2nd of February 1347, was a member of the same family.
Bek's elder brother, Thomas Bek (d.
A man of great courage and energy, chaste and generous, Bek was remarkable for his haughtiness and ostentation.