Wigred

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Wilgred
Bishop of Lindisfarne
Installedc. 925
Term endedmaybe 942
PredecessorTilred
SuccessorUchtred
Personal details
Diedc. 942
DenominationChristian

Wigred (or Wilgred[1]) (died c. 942) was appointed Bishop of Chester-le-Street around 925.[2] He was also known as the Bishop of the Church of St Cuthbert. He attested charters of King Æthelstan between 928 and 934, and the bishopric in his time was probably the greatest landholder between the Tees and the Tyne.[3]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ The Catholic Encyclopedia accessed on 29 August 2007
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 214
  3. ^ Keynes, Attestations, Table XXXVII; Molyneaux, The Formation of the English Kingdom, p. 30

References[edit]

  • The Catholic Encyclopedia accessed on 29 August 2007
  • 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.
  • Keynes, Simon. "Table XXXVII: Attestations of ecclesiastics during the reign of King Æthelstan" (PDF). Kemble: The Anglo-Saxon Charters Website.
  • Molyneaux, George (2015). The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-871791-1.

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Tilred
Bishop of Chester-le-Street
c. 925–942?
Succeeded by
Uchtred