Eadwulf of Lindsey

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Bishop of Lindsey
Church Christian
Appointed 796
Term ended between 836 and 839
Predecessor Ceolwulf
Successor Beorhtred
Consecration 796
Personal details
Died between 836 and 839

Eadwulf (fl. 796 - between 836-839) was a medieval Bishop of Lindsey.

Eadwulf was consecrated in 796. He died between 836 and 839.[1] His profession of obedience to Æthelhard, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is the first surviving profession to Canterbury. It notes that he had been a pupil of Æthelhard, and is undated.[2] The actual document names Eadwulf as Bishop of York, which indicates that at some point the document was altered, probably after the Norman Conquest of England, as part of the Canterbury-York dispute over the primacy of Britain. The rest of the profession appears genuine, however.[3]

In his signing an act of the Councils of Clovesho in 803, Eadwulf gives his name and title as Eadwulf Syddensis civitatis episcopus and the location of the former Roman city (civitatis) of Syddensis, or Sidnacester, has been greatly debated.[4] In 1695, Edmund Gibson placed it at Stow, other proposals have been Caistor, Louth and Horncastle.[4][5] The location remains unknown.[6] More recently Lincoln has been suggested as a possible site.[7]


  1. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 219. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  2. ^ Stenton, F. M. (1971). Anglo-Saxon England (Third ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 228. ISBN 978-0-19-280139-5. 
  3. ^ Brooks, Nicholas (1984). The Early History of the Church of Canterbury: Christ Church from 597 to 1066. London: Leicester University Press. p. 125. ISBN 0-7185-0041-5. 
  4. ^ a b Hill, Sir Francis. Medieval Lincoln. CUP Archive. pp. 22–23. 
  5. ^ D.M. Hadley (1 January 2001). The Northern Danelaw: Its Social Structure, c.800-1100. Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 249–250. ISBN 978-1-4411-6713-2. 
  6. ^ Michael Lapidge; John Blair; Simon Keynes; Donald Scragg (2 October 2013). The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England. John Wiley & Sons. p. 294. ISBN 978-1-118-31609-2. 
  7. ^ Paul Jeffery (31 March 2012). England's Other Cathedrals. History Press Limited. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-7524-9035-9. 

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Lindsey
796–c. 837
Succeeded by