Holy Island, Robert of [Robert de Insula]
- A. J. Piper
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 ...