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Eata [St Eata]locked

(d. 685/6)
  • Alan Thacker


Eata [St Eata] (d. 685/6), bishop of Hexham, is known almost entirely from Bede's Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum and life of St Cuthbert. One of twelve English boys trained by Bishop Áedán at Lindisfarne, by 651 he had become abbot of Melrose, where the celebrated spiritual director ...

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Bede, ed. and trans. B. Colgrave & R. A. B. Mynors, OMT (1969); repr. (1991)
Orderic Vitalis, ed. and trans. M. Chibnall, 6 vols., OMT (1969–80); repr. (1990)