William Walcher

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William Walcher (or just Walcher, sometimes Walchere or Walker; died 14 May 1080) was the bishop of Durham from 1071,Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 241 a Lotharingian, the first non-Englishman to hold that see and an appointee of William the Conqueror.Williams English and the Norman Conquest p. 66

Walcher was a priest in Lotharingia from Liege and a secular clerk. He was invited by William I to fill the post, and he was consecrated bishop in 1071 and probably enthroned on 3 April 1071.Greenway " During the first part of his term as bishop, he was on friendly terms with Waltheof earl of Northumbria, so much so that Waltheof sat with the clergy when Walcher held synods.Barlow English Church 1066–1154 p. 152Douglas William the Conqueror p. 240Barlow English Church 1066–1154 p. 62 Particularly, he was known as the patron of Aldwine, who attempted to re-establish monasticism at Whitby. Eventually, the group settled at Durham under Walcher's successor William de...... ...
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