Wulfhere of York

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Archbishop of York
Copper styca of Wulfhere (YORYM 2001 3283) obverse.jpg
Copper styca of Wulfhere
Term ended892 or 900
Personal details
Birth nameWulfhere
Died892 or 900

Wulfhere (died c. 900) was Archbishop of York between 854 and 900.


Wulfhere was consecrated in 854.[1]

In 867 the Danes attacked York, and captured it. Wulfhere made peace with the invaders and stayed in York.[2]

In 872, the Northumbrians rebelled against the Danes and their collaborators, and Wulfhere fled York.[3] Eventually he found refuge with King Burgred of Mercia.[4][5]

Wulfhere was recalled in 873, and continued in York until his death in 892 or 900.[1] After his death, the see remained vacant for eight years.[6]


  1. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 224
  2. ^ Abels Alfred the Great pp. 116–117
  3. ^ Abels Alfred the Great p. 142
  4. ^ Stenton Anglo Saxon England p. 251
  5. ^ Abels Alfred the Great p. 120
  6. ^ Brooke "York Minster" Churches and Churchmen p. 37


  • Abels, Richard Philip (1998). Alfred the Great: War, Kingship, and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England. New York: Longman. ISBN 0-582-04047-7.
  • Brooke, C. N. L. (1999). "York Minster from the Ninth to the early Thirteenth Centuries". Churches and Churchmen in Medieval Europe. London: Hambledon Press. pp. 37–68. ISBN 1-85285-183-X.
  • 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.
  • Stenton, F. M. (1971). Anglo-Saxon England (Third ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-280139-5.

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Archbishop of York
854–c. 900
Succeeded by