Posted by: anna | September 23, 2010

St Frithestan, bishop of Winchester

Today (10 September) we commemorate St Frithestan, bishop of Winchester (932). Little is known of him, for a bishop. Orthodoxengland sums it up well: ‘+ 932. A disciple of St Grimbald, he was consecrated Bishop of Winchester in England by St Plegmund. He was bishop for twenty-three years, loved the poor and prayed much for the departed.’

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  • wikipedia The link to Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England doesn’t work  – search from the main page at http://www.pase.ac.uk/. This is a great resource indexing all the Anglo-Saxon charters for names, places, etc. The scholarship pool of Anglo-Saxon and Old English studies is small and well-populated; hence comprehensive resources like this are both possible and actually made!
  • ODNB much longer article which reviews the documentary and archaeological evidence at length, to say very little
  • the usually reliable celt-saints has nothing!
  • Baring Gould is also very brief
Holy St Frithestan, pray to God for us.
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