Edmund of Durham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Edmund
Bishop of Durham
See Diocese of Durham
Appointed 1020
Term ended 1041
Predecessor Aldhun
Successor Eadred
Other posts monk
Personal details
Died 1041
Gloucester
Denomination Catholic

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]

Notes[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. 

External links[edit]

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