Brihthelm (Bishop of Selsey)

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Bishop of Selsey
Appointedbetween 953 and 956
Term endedbetween 956 and 963
Personal details
Diedbetween 956 and 963

Brihthelm or Beorhthelm was a Bishop of Selsey.

According to a South Saxon charter, supposedly from 956, Brihthelm received a grant of land from a King Eadwig; however, the charter (S.616) is likely to have been a later forgery, although probably based on a genuine contemporary document.[1][2]

A charter (S.1291) issued by Brihthelm in 957, pertaining to the restoration of lands seized around Selsey by a certain Ælfsige, is also thought to be suspicious, but again it is probable that a genuine contemporary document lies behind it.[3][4]

Brihthelm died between 956 and 963, or he may have been transferred to Winchester around then.[5]


  1. ^ Charters S616 accessed on 25 August 2007
  2. ^ Kelly Charters of Selsey pp. 80-84
  3. ^ Charters 1291 accessed on 25 August 2007
  4. ^ Kelly Charters of Selsey pp. 87-91
  5. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221


  • 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.
  • Kelly, S. E. (1998). Charters of Selsey. Anglo-Saxon Charters VI. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-726175-2.

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Selsey
flourished 950s
Succeeded by