Higbald of Lindisfarne

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Higbald of Lindisfarne
Bishop of Lindisfarne
Appointed780 or 781
Term ended25 May 803
PredecessorCynewulf
SuccessorEgbert
Personal details
Died25 May 803
DenominationChristian

Higbald of Lindisfarne (or Hygebald) was Bishop of Lindisfarne from 780 or 781 until his death on 25 May 803.[1] Little is known about his life except that he was a regular communicator with Alcuin of York; it is in his letters to Alcuin that Higbald described in graphic detail the Viking raid on Lindisfarne on 8 June 793 in which many of his monks were killed.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 219

References[edit]

  • 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.

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Cynewulf
Bishop of Lindisfarne
c. 780–803
Succeeded by
Egbert