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Encyclopedia > Wulfhere of York

Wulfhere (??? - 900) was Archbishop of York between 854900. 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. ... Events Charles the Bald, Louis the German and Lothar meet at Attigny. ... Events Persian scientist, Rhazes, distinguished smallpox from measles in the course of his writings. ...


In the 9th Century he fled the Danish invasion, at first to Addingham in Wharfedale, and then in 872 he fled to Mercia. Addingham (formerly Haddincham) is a village in the English county of West Yorkshire. ... Wharfedale is one of the Yorkshire Dales. ... Events Battle of Hafrsfjord in Norway, Harald Finehair first king of Norway. ... Mercia, sometimes spelled Mierce, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, in what is now England, in the region of the Midlands, with its heart in the valley of the River Trent and its tributary streams. ...


He was recalled in 873, and continued in York until his death in 900. Events Viking raid of Dorestad. ...

Preceded by:
Wigmund
Archbishop of York
854–900
Succeeded by:
Ethelbald

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Archbishop of York (69 words)
The Archbishop of York is the episcopal leader of northern England.
His see is York Minster in central York and his official residence is the Archbishop's Palace in Bishopthorpe.
The Province of York includes the 12 Dioceses north of the Midlands as well as the Diocese of Southwell (Nottinghamshire) and the Diocese of Sodor (the Isle of Man).
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