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William [William the Old]locked

(d. 1168)
  • Barbara E. Crawford


William [William the Old] (d. 1168), bishop of Orkney, is remembered in Orcadian secular and ecclesiastical tradition as the 'first bishop' in the Orkneys. The Icelandic lists of the bishops of Orkney all start with him and no previous bishop is mentioned by name in ...

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