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Ælfheah [St Ælfheah, Elphege, Alphege]locked

(d. 1012)
  • Henrietta Leyser

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Ælfheah [St Ælfheah, Elphege, Alphege] (d. 1012), archbishop of Canterbury, owes his fame to the circumstances of his death—he was murdered in 1012 at viking hands. This makes it difficult to know whether recorded details of his early life were invented to suit later hagiographic needs or whether they are in fact accurate. As abbot of ...

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D. Whitelock, D. C. Douglas, & S. I. Tucker, eds. and trans., (1961)