Stephen of Ripon [Stephanus]
- Alan Thacker
Stephen of Ripon [Stephanus] (fl.c. 670–c. 730), biographer, was a priest in the entourage of Wilfrid (c.634–709/10), bishop of York (St Wilfrid). He is known only through his strikingly vivid and detailed life of his admired superior. Written in decent, if by no means classically perfect, Latin, his is one of the earliest and most remarkable of all English hagiographical writings and a crucial source for early Anglo-Saxon history. The traditional identification with ...