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Wigheard [Wighard]locked

(d. 664x7)
  • Mary Bateson
  • , revised by Marios Costambeys


Wigheard [Wighard] (d. 664x7), archbishop-elect of Canterbury, was a Kentish priest and cleric under Archbishop Deusdedit. Following the death of Deusdedit in July 664, he was nominated as archbishop by Ecgberht, king of Kent, and sent to Rome, where he died of the plague before he could be consecrated. The existence of a letter from ...

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Bede, ed. and trans. B. Colgrave & R. A. B. Mynors, OMT (1969); repr. (1991)