Edmund of Durham

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Edmund
Bishop of Durham
Appointed1020
Term ended1041
PredecessorAldhun
SuccessorEadred
Other postsmonk
Personal details
Died1041
Gloucester

Edmund (or Eadmund; died 1041) was Bishop of Durham from 1021 to 1041.[1]

Symeon of Durham relates the story that Edmund was a monk of Durham Cathedral, and that he was chosen as bishop because a strange voice that came from the tomb of Saint Cuthbert insisted that Edmund be selected as the next bishop.[2] His election was confirmed by King Cnut of England.[3] Edmund died while visiting the English royal court at Gloucester in 1041.[2]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 216
  2. ^ a b Fletcher Bloodfeud pp. 136–137
  3. ^ Lawson Cnut p. 137

References[edit]

  • Fletcher, R. A. (2003). Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-516136-X.
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Lawson, M. K. (2000). Cnut: England's Viking King. Stroud, UK: Tempus Publishing, Limited. ISBN 0-7524-2964-7.

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Aldhun
Bishop of Durham
1020–1041
Succeeded by
Eadred