Æthelwine (bishop of Durham)

ÆThelwine (Bishop Of Durham)

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Æthelwine (also Egelwin, Aethelwyne, Aethelwine, Aethelwyn, Ethelwin, or Aethelwin; died circa 1072) was the last Anglo-Saxon bishop of Durham,Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 216 the last who was not also a secular ruler, and the only English bishop at the time of the Norman Conquest who did not remain loyal to King William the Conqueror.

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Æthelwine was consecrated bishop in 1056. He was installed as bishop by Tostig, the Earl of Northumbria and was the choice of King Edward the Confessor.Walker Harold p. 104 Æthelwine was the brother of the previous bishop, Æthelric, who had been forced to resign after a financial scandal.Fletcher Bloodfeud p. 156 In 1059, Æthelwine, along with Tostig and Cynesige, the Archbishop of York, accompanied King Malcolm III of Scotland to King Edward's court, where Malcom may have acknowledged Edward as Malcom's overlord.Barlow Edward the Confessor p. 203 Æthelwine oversaw the translation of the relics of the saint Oswine of Deira to Durham in 1065.Walker Harold p. 108Kapelle...
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