Oswald of Selsey

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This article is about the 8th century Bishop of Selsey. For other uses, see Oswald.
Oswald
Bishop of Selsey
See Diocese of Selsey
Term ended between 772 and 780
Predecessor Aluberht
Successor Gislhere
Orders
Consecration between 747 and 765
Personal details
Died between 772 and 780
Denomination Catholic

Oswald (died circa 776) was a medieval Bishop of Selsey, often called Osa for short.

Life[edit]

In 765 Oswald witnessed a charter of Osmund, King of Sussex.[1]

In 772 Oswald received a grant from Osfrith, King of Mercia.[2]

Kelly suggested that “It is possible that Osa was a kinsman of King Osmund, and of the contemporary Oslac and Oswald, who also seem to have been regarded as kings before 772”.[3]

Oswald was consecrated between 747 and 765, and died between 772 and 780.[4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Anglo-Saxons.net Charters S48 accessed on 25 August 2007
  2. ^ Anglo-Saxons.net Charters S108 accessed on 25 August 2007
  3. ^ Kelly Charters of Selsey p. lxxxiv
  4. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221

References[edit]

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Kelly, S. E. (1998). Charters of Selsey. Anglo-Saxon Charters VI. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-726175-2. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Aluberht
Bishops of Selsey
flourished about 765
Succeeded by
Gislhere