Edmund of Durham

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Eadmund of Durham (or Edmund) was Bishop of Durham from 1021 to 1041.[1]

Symeon of Durham relates the story that Eadmund was a monk of Durham, and that he was chosen because a strange voice that came from the tomb of Saint Cuthbert insisted that Eadmund be selected as the next bishop.[2] His election was confirmed by King Cnut of England.[3] Eadmund died while visiting the English royal court at Gloucester in 1041.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Fryde Handbook of British Chronology p. 216
  2. ^ a b Fletcher Bloodfeud p. 136-137
  3. ^ Lawson Cnut: England's Viking King p. 137

References

  • Fletcher, Richard Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003 ISBN 0-19-516136-X
  • Fryde, E. B. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • Lawson, M. K. Cnut: England's Viking King Stroud: Tempus 2004 ISBN 0-7524-2964-7
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Aldhun
Bishop of Durham
1020–1041
Succeeded by
Eadred

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