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ARCHBISHOPS.

870Aethelred[1], translated from Wiltshire[2][3]; died in 889[4].

891Plegemund[5] died in 923[6].

923Aethelm, translated from Wells[7]; died soon after the coronation of king Aethelstan[8].

928Wulfelm, translated from Wells[9]. The exact dates of his accession and death are not known ; but the first probably took place in 928, and the latter in 941[10].

941Odo, surnamed the Good, was translated from Wilton, but the date of his election is not certain[11]: Florence of Worcester places his name after that of Wulfelm ; and in the list of bishops of Wilton, after his name, he adds, "Hie vir sanctus post Wulfhehnum Doroberniæ suscepit archipræsulatum." The Saxon Chronicle refers his death to 961, but Florence of Worcester more correctly to 958.

Alsine succeeded Odo; but in going to Rome for his pall was frozen to death on the Alps[12], and

Brihthelm, bishop of Dorset [Wells], was elected; but the King persuaded him to continue in his own see[13]; so that the next consecrated archbishop after Odo was

  1. Called also Ethered, Ethelfred, Aethered, and Aethelred.
  2. Saxon. Chron. Of the Wiltshire see, however, nothing occurs elsewhere before the beginning of the following century.
  3. Sax. Chron. and Flor. Wig.
  4. Flor. Wigorn. The Saxon Chronicle says 888.
  5. Called also Plemund, Pleimund, Pleigmund, Pleumund, and Clegmund. (Tiber. B. v.) After the death of Aethelred, the see must have been vacant for upwards of a year, as Plegemund was consecrated by pope Formosus, who did not take possession of the papal chair before 19th Sept. 891. Fleury, Hist. Eccles.
  6. Sax. Chron
  7. Flor. Wigorn.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Flor. Wigorn and Will. Malms.
  10. Wulfelm's translation is commonly said to have taken place in 924, and his death in 933, but there are charters extant witnessed by him in 940 and 941, (see Kemble's Chart. Anglo-Sax. vol. ii. pp. 226. 228. 234;) and charters witnessed by his successor Odo in 942. Ibid. p. 240.
  11. Gervase, (Act. Pontif. col. 1645,) writing of him, says, "Qui quot annis sederit, vel duo prædecessores ipsius, nondum ad nostram pervenit notitiam."
  12. Flor. Wigorn.
  13. Ibid.