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Cormac mac Cuilennáin (d. 908), king of Munster and bishop

Paul Russell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Irish History. 1278 words.

Cormac mac Cuilennáin (d. 908), king of Munster and bishop, belonged to one of the lesser branches of the Éoganacht and his assumption of the kingship of Munster seems likely to have been a...

Cottrell [née Bryan], Mary Ellen (1868–1969), co-operator and labour activist

Siân Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online August 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Native American History; World History. 1281 words.

Cottrell [née Bryan], Mary Ellen (1868–1969), co-operator and labour activist, was born in Houghton Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, on 11 August 1868, the daughter of Richard...

Cynethryth (fl. c. 770–798), queen of the Mercians and abbess of Cookham

S. E. Kelly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 537 words.

Cynethryth (fl. c. 770–798), queen of the Mercians and abbess of Cookham, was the wife of King Offa and the mother of his son and successor, Ecgfrith [see under Offa]. Her...

Ealhmund [St Ealhmund] (d. 800), prince and martyr

David Rollason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; British History; Christianity; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 646 words.

Ealhmund [St Ealhmund] (d. 800), prince and martyr, is the subject of a passio (account of martyrdom) preserved only in the fourteenth-century manuscript in the Gotha Forschungsbibliothek...

Eleanor of Brittany (1275–1342), abbess of Fontevrault

Berenice M. Kerr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European History; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 453 words.

Eleanor of Brittany (1275–1342), abbess of Fontevrault, the sixth and youngest child of John (II), duke of Brittany (d. 1305), and Beatrice (d. 1275), daughter of Henry III, took the veil...

Field, Thomas (1549–1625), Jesuit and explorer

Fergus O'Donoghue.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 494 words.

Field, Thomas (1549–1625), Jesuit and explorer, was born in Limerick, son of a medical doctor, William Field, and his wife, Jenet Creah; his family was of Anglo-Norman descent. He studied...

Forbes, Robert (bap. 1708, d. 1775), Jacobite annalist and Scottish Episcopal bishop of Ross and Caithness

William Donaldson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; UK Politics; British History; Political History; Education; History. 1073 words.

Forbes, Robert (bap. 1708, d. 1775), Jacobite annalist and Scottish Episcopal bishop of Ross and Caithness, was baptized on 4 May 1708 at Rayne, Aberdeenshire, the second child and only son...

Geoffrey (1151?–1212), archbishop of York

Marie Lovatt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); UK Politics; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 4929 words.

Geoffrey (1151?–1212), archbishop of York, was the illegitimate son of Henry II. He was probably named after his paternal grandfather, Geoffrey of Anjou (d. 1151).

Geoffrey's date...

Goffe [Gough], Stephen (1605–1681), Roman Catholic priest and royalist agent

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 1280 words.

Goffe [Gough], Stephen (1605–1681), Roman Catholic priest and royalist agent, was born at Stanmer, Sussex, the son of Stephen Goffe, the puritan inclined rector of the nearby parish of...

Henry Benedict [Henry Benedict Stuart; styled Henry; known as Cardinal York] (1725–1807), cardinal and Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones

Rosalind K. Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Irish History; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 3585 words.

Henry Benedict [Henry Benedict Stuart; styled Henry; known as Cardinal York] (1725–1807), cardinal and Jacobite claimant to the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones, was born Henry Benedict...