(d. 764) king of Northumbria

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(d. 764),

king of Northumbria (729–31, 731–7). Such Anglo‐Saxons of his day who can claim immortality owe this to Bede. So with Ceolwulf. Bede dedicated his Ecclesiastical History to ‘the most glorious King Ceolwulf’. In the same year (731) Ceolwulf was, an annalist says, ‘seized, tonsured, and restored to rule’. Six years later he was deposed for good. He lived long as a monk at Lindisfarne.

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