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Encyclopedia > Oda the Severe

Oda or Odo (d. 959), Archbishop of Canterbury, was Bishop of Ramsbury from 927 to 942, and went with King ∆thelstan to the battle of Brunanburh in 937.


In 942 he succeeded Wulfhelm as archbishop of Canterbury, and he appears to have been an able and conscientious ruler of the see. He had great influence with King Edwy, whom he had crowned in 956.


This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.

Preceded by:
Wulfhelm
Archbishop of Canterbury Followed by:
Aelfsige

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Britannia Biographies: St. Oswald of Worcester, Archbishop of York (372 words)
Oda the Severe, Archbishop of Canterbury, was his uncle and he was also related to Oskytel, his predecessor in the see of York.
He was sent by Archbishop Oda to Winchester, where the lives of the secular canons by no means satisfied him; and he accordingly transferred himself to the famous Benedictine Monastery of Fleury, where he took the vows, and was afterwards ordained.
On the death of Oda, in AD 958, he returned to England and was warmly received by Archbishop Oskytel of York, who had not long become the head of the Northern Province.
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