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Encyclopedia > William Walcher

William Walcher (d. 14 May 1080) was the bishop of Durham from 1071, a Norman, the first to hold that see, and an appointment of William the Conqueror. He was the first prince-bishop (or earl-bishop) from his elevation to the earldom of Northumbria after Waltheof's rebellion, deposition, and executed in 1075. Waltheof had been a close friend: he built a castle at Durham for his bishop. May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... Events William I of England, in a letter, reminds the Bishop of Rome that the King of England owes him no allegiance. ... Arms of the Bishop of Durham The Bishop of Durham is the officer of the Church of England responsible for the diocese of Durham, one of the oldest in the country. ... Events Byzantine Empire loses Battle of Manzikert to Turkish army under Alp Arslan. ... The Normans (adapted from the name Northmen or Norsemen) were a mixture of the indigenous population of Neustria and Danish or Norwegian Vikings who began to occupy the northern area of France now known as Normandy in the latter half of the 9th century. ... William I ( 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. ... Section from Shepherds map of the British Isles about 802 AD showing the kingdom of Northumbria Northumbria is primarily the name of a petty kingdom of Angles which was formed in Great Britain at the beginning of the 7th century, from two smaller kingdoms of Bernicia and Diera, and... Waltheof, 1st Earl of Northampton (d. ... Events Revolt of the Earls. ...


Walcher was a saintly man but an incompetent leader. He was removed from his posts in 1080 and murdered in Gateshead on 14 May 1080[1]. His successor in Northumbria was Aubrey de Coucy and William of Saint Carilef was the next prince-bishop, though not earl. Events William I of England, in a letter, reminds the Bishop of Rome that the King of England owes him no allegiance. ... Map sources for Gateshead at grid reference NZ2460 Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear in north-east England on the south side of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne which covers the North Bank. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... Events William I of England, in a letter, reminds the Bishop of Rome that the King of England owes him no allegiance. ... William of St Calais (Carilef) (d. ...


Notes

  1.   The Complete Peerage. London: The St. Catherine Press. 1936, 9:705.
Religious Posts
Preceded by:
Ethelwin
Bishop of Durham
10711080
Succeeded by:
William of Saint Carilef
Titles of Nobility
Preceded by:
Waltheof
Earl of Northumbria
10751080
Succeeded by:
Aubrey de Coucy

 
 

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