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Seaxwulf [Saxulf]locked

(d. c. 692)
  • John Blair

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Seaxwulf [Saxulf] (d.c. 692), abbot of Peterborough and bishop of Lichfield, is described by Bede as the builder (‘constructor’) of Medeshamstede (as the first abbey at Peterborough was called) and in twelfth-century Peterborough traditions as 'a most powerful man' and 'a most energetic and religious man, most learned in both worldly and ecclesiastical affairs' (...

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