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Ethelwold, Æthelwold, or Adelwold, Saintlocked



Ethelwold, Æthelwold, or Adelwold, Saint(908?–984), bishop of Winchester, the son of parents of good position, citizens of Winchester, was born in the reign of Eadward the Elder. The year of his birth is uncertain; 908 is suggested by the editors of ‘Acta Sanctorum,’ Aug. i., but this is merely based on a guess as to his age when ordained priest. In childhood he was well instructed in religious knowledge, and when he was yet young entered the household of Æthelstan, becoming one of his ...

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