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Walcher, earl of Northumbrialocked

(d. 1080)
  • Henrietta Leyser

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Walcher, earl of Northumbria (d. 1080), bishop of Durham, was the Lotharingian priest chosen by William the Conqueror to succeed in 1071 to the troubled see of Durham, following William's harrying of the north in 1069 and 1070 and the rebellion and outlawing of the previous bishop, the Anglo-Saxon ...

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