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Byrnstan [St Byrnstan]locked

(d. 934)
  • Barbara Yorke

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Byrnstan [St Byrnstan] (d. 934), bishop of Winchester, was probably a royal chaplain before his episcopal appointment and the mass priest who, with other members of the royal household, witnessed the freeing of a slave soon after Æthelstan became king. He was consecrated as bishop on 29 May 931 and died on 1 November 934 at ...

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