Theodred (bishop of London)

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Theodred
Bishop of London
Diocese Diocese of London
Appointed between 909 and 926
Term ended between 951 and 953
Predecessor Leofstan
Successor Brihthelm
Orders
Consecration between 909 and 926
Personal details
Died between 951 and 953
Denomination Catholic

Theodred was a medieval Bishop of London.

Theodred was consecrated between 909 and 926,[1] probably in 926. He may have been German and was a patron of German clerics, several of whom were beneficiaries of his will.[2][3][4] He was close to king Æthelstan throughout his reign, and is reported to have been present at the Battle of Brunanburh in 937. He took messages from the king to his councillors, and is said to have bought relics in Pavia.[5]

He died between 951 and 953.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 220
  2. ^ Wood, 'A Carolingian Scholar in the Court of King Æthelstan', pp. 137, 148
  3. ^ Ortenberg, 'The King from Overseas', p. 233
  4. ^ Will of Theodred
  5. ^ Wood, 'The Making of King Aethelstan's Empire', p. 256

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. 
  • Ortenberg, Veronica (2010). "'The King from Overseas: Why did Æthelstan Matter in Tenth-Century Continental Affairs?". In Rollason, David; Leyser, Conrad; Williams, Hannah. England and the Continent in the Tenth Century:Studies in Honour of Wilhelm Levison (1876-1947). Brepols. ISBN 9782503532080. 
  • Wood, Michael (2010). "A Carolingian Scholar in the Court of King Æthelstan". In Rollason, David; Leyser, Conrad; Williams, Hannah. England and the Continent in the Tenth Century:Studies in Honour of Wilhelm Levison (1876-1947). Brepols. ISBN 9782503532080. 
  • Wood, Michael (1983). "The Making of King Aethelstan's Empire: An English Charlemagne?". In Wormald, Patrick; Bullough, Donald; Collins, Roger. Ideal and Reality in Frankish and Anglo-Saxon Society. Basil Blackwell. pp. 250–272. ISBN 0-631-12661-9. 


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Leofstan
Bishop of London
c. 915–c. 952
Succeeded by
Brihthelm