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Encyclopedia > Ecgbert, Archbishop of York

Ecgberht, Archbishop of York (or Ecgberht; died 766), was made bishop of York in 734 by Ceolwulf of Northumbria, succeeding Wilfrid II on the latter's resignation. The pall was sent him in 735 and he became the first northern archbishop after Paulinus of York. He was the brother of Eadberht, who ruled Northumbria 737758. He was the recipient of the famous letter of Bede, dealing with the evils arising from spurious monasteries. Ecgberht himself wrote a Dialogus Ecclesiasticae Instilutionis, a Penitentiale and a Pontificale. He was a correspondent of Saint Boniface, who asks him to support his censure of Ethelbald of Mercia. Events November 16 - Nicetas appointed Patriarch of Constantinople Births January 1 - Ali al-Rida, Shia Imam (d. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... Events Births Deaths Bilge Khan, Gokturk emperor Categories: 734 ... A pall is a Y shaped heraldic charge. ... Events Abkhazia becomes independent, and will remain such until the 15th century Births Alcuin, missionary and bishop (approximate date) Deaths May 25 - Bede, English Historian and monk Categories: 735 ... Saint Paulinus, (?-October 10, 644), was the first bishop of York. ... Section from Shepherds map of the British Isles about 802 AD showing the kingdom of Northumbria Northumbria is primarily the name of an Anglian kingdom which was formed in Great Britain at the beginning of the 7th century, and of the much smaller earldom which succeeded the kingdom. ... Events Favila becomes king of Asturias after Pelayos death Births Emperor Kammu of Japan (d. ... Events End of the reign of Empress Koken of Japan; she is succeeded by Emperor Junnin. ... Bede depicted in an early medieval manuscript Depiction of Bede from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493 Bede (Latin Beda), also known as Saint Bede or, more commonly, the Venerable Bede (ca. ... For the Roman general of this name, see Bonifacius. ... Ethelbald (or Æthelbald) (died 757) was the King of Mercia in England from 716 until his death. ...

Preceded by:
Wilfrid II
Bishop then Archbishop of York
Succeeded by:

Arms of the Archbishop of York The Archbishop of York, Primate of England, is the metropolitan bishop of the Province of York, and is the junior of the two archbishops of the Church of England, after the Archbishop of Canterbury. ... Ethelbert, Archbishop of York (unknown - November 8, 780) (according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle or 781), was the teacher and intimate friend of Alcuin, whose poem on the saints and prelates of the Church of York, De Sanctis et Pontificibus Ecclesiæ Eboracensis, is the principal source of information concerning Ethelbert...


  • This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain.
  • Bede, Continuatio, years 732, 735, 766, and Epistola ad Ecgberctum
  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, years 734, 735, 738, 766
  • Haddan and Stubbs, Councils and Ecclesiastical Documents, Oxford, 1869–1878, iii. 403-431.
  • Proceedings of Surtees Society, Durham, 1853.

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