Tatberht

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Tatberht was an eighth century Anglo Saxon Saint, Abbot[1] and contemporary of the venerable Bede.[2]

Provenance[edit]

He is known to history through the writing of Bede, the Secgan Hagiography, Stephen of Ripon, Hugh Candidus and Byrhtferth.

Life[edit]

The western façade of the cathedral.

Tatberht was appointed the second Abbot of Ripon, in accord with the terms of the will[3] of the Abbeys founder Saint Wilfrid,[4] who was notable for arguing the Roman position at the Synod of Whitby.

A relative of his predecessor Wilfred,[5] with whom he worked closely,[6] Tatberht, was named in Wilfrid’s will as joint heir with Saint Acca the patron of Bede.[7] Tatberht and Acca commissioned Stephen of Ripon [8] to write a life of Wilfrid[9][10][11][12]

Veneration[edit]

According to Hugh Candidus and Byrhtferth he is buried at Ripon,[13] along with Saints Wilfrid, ‘’’Albert’’’, Botwine and Sicgred and ‘’’Wildegel’’’, while there is evidence he was re-interred in Peterborough Abbey.[14] and he is commemorated on 5 June.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tatberht@pace.acc.uk.
  2. ^ Peter Darby, Bede and the End of Time (Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012) page 89
  3. ^ Tatberht@pace.acc.uk.
  4. ^ Tatberht biography.
  5. ^ Oswald By Bernard J. Muir, Andrew J. Turner Wilfrid Eadmer of Canterbury: Lives and Miracles of Saints Oda, Dunstan, and (Oxford University Press, 2006) page 271.
  6. ^ Bede, Eddius Stephanus and the ‘Life of Wilfrid’ English Historical Review (1983) XCVIII : pages 101-114.
  7. ^ Bede,The Age of Bede (Penguin UK, 2004) page 178.
  8. ^ William Trent Foley, Images of Sanctity in Eddius Stephanus' Life of Bishop Wilfrid (Edwin Mellen Press, 1992) page 7.
  9. ^ Acca at Oxford DNBM
  10. ^ between the joint patronage of Tatberht and Acca, their generation the best recorded in the Dark Ages (historiography)|Dark Ages]] before Alfred the Great.
  11. ^ Antonia Gransden, Historical Writing in England: c. 500 to c. 1307 (Psychology Press, 1996) page 60.
  12. ^ Tatberht@pace.acc.uk.
  13. ^ Nicholas Brooks, Catherine Cubitt (Continuum, 1996) page 254.
  14. ^ Nicholas Brooks, Catherine Cubitt (Continuum, 1996) page 274.