Ælfwine of Lichfield

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Bishop of Lichfield
Appointed between 903 and 915
Term ended between 935 and 941
Predecessor Wilferth
Successor Wulfgar
Consecration between 903 and 915
Personal details
Died between 935 and 941

Ælfwine or Ælle (died c. 937) was a medieval Bishop of Lichfield. He was consecrated between 903 and 915 and died between 935 and 941.[1]

Ælfwine appears to have had a close relationship with King Æthelstan. Ælfwine was probably close to Æthelstan before he became king, and consistently attested the king's charters in a more prominent position than his status should have entitled him to. The historian Sarah Foot has suggested that Ælfwine may have been the "Æthelstan A", the name given by historians to the draftsman who crafted unusually detailed charters between 928 and 935, as he ceased witnessing at the same time as the Æthelstan A charters ended.[2]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 218
  2. ^ Foot Æthelstan pp. 72, 98


  • Foot, Sarah (2011). Æthelstan: The First King of England. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-12535-1. 
  • 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. 

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Lichfield
c. 909–c. 938
Succeeded by