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Frithegod [Frithegode, Fredegaud]locked

(fl. c. 950–c. 958)
  • Michael Lapidge


Frithegod [Frithegode, Fredegaud] (fl.c. 950–c. 958), cleric and poet, was a deacon in the household of Oda, archbishop of Canterbury (941–58). Very little is known of Frithegod's life. From its spelling in a contemporary charter, Freðegod, it is apparent that the name is not of English origin, and is best understood as an Anglicization of a Frankish name, ...

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