Cynewulf of Lindisfarne

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Cynewulf of Lindisfarne
Bishop of Lindisfarne
Church Christian
In office 740
Predecessor Æthelwald
Successor Higbald
Personal details
Died 783

Cynewulf of Lindisfarne was the Bishop of Lindisfarne from 740 to 780. He resigned the see in 780 and died in 783.[1] It is possible that he was also the Anglo-Saxon poet Cynewulf.

In 750 Cynewulf was imprisoned by Eadberht of Northumbria[2] for giving sanctuary to Prince Offa during a dynastic clash.


  1. ^ Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 238
  2. ^ Kirby Earliest English Kings p. 126


  • Kirby, D. P. (2000). The Earliest English Kings. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-24211-8. 
  • Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961

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