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Bishop of Leicester
Appointed between 814 and 816
Term ended 839 or 840
Predecessor Wernbeorht
Successor Ealdred
Consecration between 814 and 816
Personal details
Died 839 or 840
Denomination Christian

Hræthhun (or Rethhun or Hrethhun) Bishop of Leicester, died in 839 or 840.[1]

Hræthhun was consecrated bishop between 814 and 816.[1] He was styled Abbot of Abingdon in a charter dated 811. However, this charter was found to be a forgery,[2] and so Kelly (2000) excluded him from the list of abbots.


  1. ^ a b Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 232
  2. ^


  • Kelly, S. E. 2000. Charters of Abingdon, part 1. Anglo-Saxon Charters 7.
  • Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde. Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961.

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Leicester
c. 815 – c. 839
Succeeded by