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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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Archbishops' Council

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A body set up by the National Institutions Measure 1998 to focus the leadership and co-ordinate the central structures of the C of E. It brings together a number of functions previously...

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archbishop

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 30 words.

The title, applied in the 4th–5th cents. to patriarchs and holders of other outstanding sees, came to be extended to

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archbishop

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 30 words.

The title, applied in the 4th–5th cents. to *patriarchs and holders of other outstanding sees, came to be extended

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archbishop

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 85 words.

In the 4th and 5th cents. the title was applied to the *patriarchs and holders of other outstanding sees. Later its use was extended to ...

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Jænberht (d. 792), archbishop of Canterbury

Marios Costambeys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 1006 words.

Jænberht (d. 792), archbishop of Canterbury, was of Kentish origin. He was abbot of St Peter's and St Paul's (later St Augustine's), Canterbury, from 762. Following the death of Archbishop...

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Æthelgar (d. 990), archbishop of Canterbury

William Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 320 words.

Æthelgar (d. 990), archbishop of Canterbury, was a monk of Glastonbury under Dunstan (later archbishop of Canterbury) and of Abingdon under Æthelwold (later bishop of Winchester). In 964...

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Æthelred (d. 888), archbishop of Canterbury

A. F. Wareham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 369 words.

Æthelred (d. 888), archbishop of Canterbury, was archbishop from 870 until his death on 30 June 888, during the height of the viking wars. The statement in the F version of the Anglo-Saxon...

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Sigeric (d. 994), archbishop of Canterbury

Emma Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 509 words.

Sigeric (d. 994), archbishop of Canterbury, formerly a monk at Glastonbury, was elected abbot of St Augustine's, Canterbury, in 980, and was consecrated by Archbishop Dunstan. He was made...

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Feologeld (d. 832), archbishop of Canterbury

William Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 105 words.

Feologeld (d. 832), archbishop of Canterbury, subscribed an act of the Council of ‘Clofesho’ in 803 as abbot of a Kentish monastery. He was elected to succeed Archbishop Wulfred on 25 April...

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Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury

Peter Hinchliff.

January 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: History of Christianity. 320 pages.

This book is a biography of Frederick Temple, who was an eminent, 19th-century figure and father of William Temple who was Archbishop of Canterbury during the Second ...

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Wulfhelm (d. 941), archbishop of Canterbury

Henrietta Leyser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 354 words.

Wulfhelm (d. 941), archbishop of Canterbury, succeeded Athelm as bishop of Wells when Athelm was promoted to Canterbury in 923; and on the death of Athelm in 926, he succeeded him in the...

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William (d. 1133?), archbishop of Tyre

Bernard Hamilton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 673 words.

William (d. 1133?), archbishop of Tyre, was described by his successor, the historian William of Tyre, as 'an Englishman of good character' (Willelmi Tyrensis archiepiscopi chronicon,...

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Wulfred (d. 832), archbishop of Canterbury

N. P. Brooks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 2143 words.

Wulfred (d. 832), archbishop of Canterbury, presided over the reforming synod held at Chelsea in 816, led the English episcopate in a prolonged campaign against lay lordship of monasteries,...

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Æthelnoth (d. 1038), archbishop of Canterbury

Emma Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 842 words.

Æthelnoth (d. 1038), archbishop of Canterbury, was a son of Æthelmær, ealdorman of the western shires, and grandson of Ealdorman Æthelweard, the chronicler. A Glastonbury story relates...

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Ælfsige (d. 959), archbishop of Canterbury

Barbara Yorke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 302 words.

Ælfsige (d. 959), archbishop of Canterbury, was appointed bishop of Winchester in 951. From that date he regularly witnessed charters of kings Eadred and Eadwig, his name appearing at the...

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Eadsige (d. 1050), archbishop of Canterbury

William Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 532 words.

Eadsige (d. 1050), archbishop of Canterbury, was one of Cnut's royal priests, who became a monk of Christ Church, Canterbury, c.1030. According to a later charter, Cnut granted Folkestone...

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Ælfric (d. 1005), archbishop of Canterbury

Emma Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 716 words.

Ælfric (d. 1005), archbishop of Canterbury, was perhaps a monk of Abingdon in his earlier years. He is recorded in its chronicle as abbot, although the abbatial lists do not leave room for...

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Cuthbert (d. 760), archbishop of Canterbury

Ann Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 1448 words.

Cuthbert (d. 760), archbishop of Canterbury, succeeded to the archbishopric in 740. If he was the same Cuthbert who became bishop of the Magonsæte in 736, he was probably (like his...

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Stigand (d. 1072), archbishop of Canterbury

H. E. J. Cowdrey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 2763 words.

Stigand (d. 1072), archbishop of Canterbury, appears to have come from a substantial Anglo-Norse family with property in and around Norwich (his name is Norse while that of his brother...

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Ceolnoth (d. 870), archbishop of Canterbury

A. F. Wareham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 599 words.

Ceolnoth (d. 870), archbishop of Canterbury, faced two major political problems at the beginning of his pontificate in 833: he had to recognize and react to the new supremacy of the kings...

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