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Ealdhun, Bishop of Durham

Male - 1018


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  • Name Ealdhun   [1
    Suffix Bishop of Durham 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1018  [2
    Alternate death 1019  [2
    Person ID I1805  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of Thomas Butler, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 

    Children 
    +1. Ecgfrida
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F5417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Aldhun of Durham.

      "Since the late 9th century the see of Lindisfarne was based at Chester-le-Street because of constant attacks from invading Danes. However, in 994 King Æthelred II of England had paid a Danegeld (protection money) to King Sweyn I of Denmark and King Olaf I of Norway in return for peace. The pay-off worked and there followed a period of freedom from Viking raids. This encouraged Aldhun to return the remains of Cuthbert of Lindisfarne to their original resting place at Lindisfarne, and to reinstate the diocese there. En route to their destination however Aldhun claimed to have received a vision from Cuthbert saying that the saint's remains should be laid to rest at Durham. The monks detoured then to Durham, and the title Bishop of Lindisfarne was transferred to Bishop of Durham. The removal of the see from Chester-le-Street to Durham took place in 995." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2158] Pedigree and Progress: Essays in the Genealogical Interpretation of History by Anthony Wagner. London: Phillimore & Co., 1975.

    2. [S160] Wikipedia.