Eadred (bishop)

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Eadred
Bishop of Durham
See Diocese of Durham
Appointed c. 1040
Installed never enthroned
Term ended 1042
Predecessor Edmund
Successor Æthelric
Personal details
Died 1042

Eadred (died 1042) was Bishop of Durham in around 1040.[1] He had been the head of the cathedral chapter when Edmund the previous bishop died. Eadred is said to have taken money from the cathedral funds and purchased the office of bishop from the king. Symeon of Durham states that because of the sin of simony, Eadred died before he could be enthroned as bishop.[2]

Citations[edit]

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

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. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Edmund
Bishop of Durham
c. 1040-1042
Succeeded by
Æthelric