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archbishop

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Are, literally, chief bishops. By the 5th cent. ad the title was applied to the occupants of sees of major ecclesiastical importance, particularly those of metropolitan bishops. This...

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Canterbury

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Regional and National History.

In 597 St Augustine arrived in Canterbury and established his first church there. He had been instructed to organize England in two provinces, with archbishops at London and York, but from...

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diocese of Coventry

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

The modern see, created in 1918, is roughly conterminous with Warwickshire. In Anglo‐Saxon and early Norman times the Mercian church had been centred on Lichfield, then on Chester, and...

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diocese of Leicester

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

The modern see, created out of the Peterborough diocese in 1926, comprises Leicestershire without Rutland. The see's existence began in 737, when it was one of six, planned by Offa for his...

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diocese of Ripon

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Though the modern bishopric was not carved out of the York diocese until 1836, Ripon's early ecclesiastical history is inextricably associated with Wilfrid. About 650, Celtic monks from...

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diocese of Southwell

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

This see, roughly conterminous with Nottinghamshire, was created in 1884, following rapid population growth in the 19th cent. The cathedral is the former minster church, founded in 1108,...

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Lincoln

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Now merely conterminous with Lincolnshire, this was one of the largest medieval sees, founded c.1072. After the reconquest of the Danelaw (10th cent.) the see of Dorchester extended from...

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Mercia

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

A former kingdom of central England. It was established by invading Angles in the 6th century ad in the border areas between the new Anglo-Saxon settlements in the east and the Celtic...

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metropolitan diocese of York

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

The present province of York, founded in 735, comprises the fourteen dioceses of northern England. The York diocese itself, founded by Paulinus in 625, is now conterminous with eastern...

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Nottinghamshire

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Is the county of the river Trent, which flows through it from south‐west to north‐east, Nottingham was an important river crossing. The Great North Road crossed the Trent at Newark and ran...

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