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Werferth [Wærferth]locked

(d. 907x15)
  • Richard W. Pfaff

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Werferth [Wærferth] (d. 907x15), bishop of Worcester, was literary assistant to Alfred the Great, at whose instigation he translated the Dialogues of Gregory I.

Werferth first appears as bishop of the important and well-endowed see of Worcester in a charter of 872, as the Danish menace was starting to spread into ...

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P. H. Sawyer, , Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks (1968)