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Holy Island, Robert of [Robert de Insula]locked

(d. 1283)
  • A. J. Piper

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Holy Island, Robert of [Robert de Insula] (d. 1283), bishop of Durham, took his name from Holy Island off the coast of Northumberland. His origins were humble, and his mother, described as a poor little woman ( (paupercula)), was later said to have been discomforted by the provision of servants made for her by her son when bishop. Having become a monk of ...

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Surtees Society
Chancery records (Public Record Office)
Durham Cathedral, chapter library