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Aldfrith of Northumbria


Who is Aldfrith of Northumbria?

Aldfrith of Northumbria: Aldfrith was king of Northumbria from 685 until his death. He is described by early writers such as Bede, Alcuin and Stephen of Ripon as a man of great learning. Some of his works and some letters written to him survive. His reign was relatively peaceful, marred only by disputes with Bishop Wilfrid, a major figure in the early Northumbrian church.

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Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of Dark Age Britain (1991)

England, Scotland and Wales from C.500-c.1050 by Ann Williams, D. P. Kirby

Two daughters are also recorded, Cwcenburh, and Cuthburh, who married * Aldfrith of Northumbria and founded Winborne Minster, Dorset. In the early 670s, Ccenred gave land in Dorset for the foundation of a monastery at Fontmell Magna.

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