Frithegod [Frithegode, Fredegaud]
- 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, ...