Wulfwig

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Wulfwig
See Bishop of Dorchester
Term ended 1067
Predecessor Ulfus Normanus
Successor Remigius de Fécamp
Orders
Consecration 1053
Personal details
Died 1067
Denomination Catholic

Wulfwig (Wulfinus) was a medieval Bishop of Dorchester, when the town was seat of the united dioceses of Lindsey and Dorchester.

Life[edit]

Wulfwig appears in a charter of 1045 as royal chancellor (Cod. Dipl. iv. 102), but its reliability of doubtful. In 1053 he succeeded Ulf in the great bishopric of Dorchester (A.-S. Chron. ii. 155, Rolls Ser.) His predecessor was living and had been irregularly deprived, and Freeman suggests that the record of this fact in the chronicle (ib.) may indicate some feeling against Wulfwig's appointment (Norm. Conq. ii. 342), but there seems to have been no opposition. Wulfwig apparently shared the scruple about the canonical position of Archbishop Stigand, for he went abroad to be consecrated (A.-S. Chron. l. c.). His appointment is thought to mark a momentary decline in Norman influence, and he was the last of the old line of Dorchester bishops, for his death occurred when the great English ecclesiastical preferments were passing into Norman hands. Wulfwig died at Winchester (Flor. Wig. ii. 1, Engl. Hist. Soc.) in 1067, and was buried in his own church at Dorchester (A.-S. Chron. ii. 171). His will is extant (Cod. Dipl. iv. 290), and is witnessed by a large number of persons, beginning with the king.[1]

Wulfwig was consecrated in 1053[2] on the continent.[3] and died in 1067.[2] He was buried in Dorchester.[3]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Alice Margaret Cooke, "Wulfwig", Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 63
  2. ^ a b Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 219
  3. ^ a b British History Online Bishops of Lincoln accessed on October 28, 2007

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Ulfus Normanus
Bishop of Dorchester
1053–1067
Succeeded by
Remigius de Fécamp