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Aelfsige I (?-959) became Archbishop of Canterbury in 958. He succeeded Saint Aelfheah, also called Alphege the Bald, as Bishop of Winchester in 951. He died from a cold during a trip in the Alps when he was on his way to receive the pallium in Rome, Italy.

Preceded by:
Oda the Severe
Archbishop of Canterbury Succeeded by:
Saint Dunstan

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GCE08E - A Traditional Cache in United Kingdom called Aelfsige's Allure created by mickabb (541 words)
This is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book.
During the Saxon era, Aelfsige Bishop of Winchester after whom this cache is named, owned the forest and the area became known as Aelfsige Holt.
Following the Norman Conquest, the forest became renowned as a popular hunting ground for the new ruling elite.
The Pilgrims - Pilgrims' Progress (1030 words)
Annuk had the misfortune to join the caravan of Saxon Archbishop-elect Aelfsige in AD959, and was slain with the rest of the band by vampires in the Marches of Burgundy.
He accompanied Aelfsige on his doomed pilgrimage to Rome, and as the vampires laid waste to the caravan's defences, stabbed the cleric to death in the name of the Holy Mother.
It was during his attempted flight from the scene of battle that Gullam was seized, beaten into submission and embraced by Dispater, an afficionado of irony.
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