Ælfhun (or Ælphunus) was a medieval Bishop of Dunwich.

Ælfhun
Bishop of Dunwich
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Modern statue of Ælfhun in Sudbury, Suffolk
Appointedbetween 789 and 793
Term endedc. 798
PredecessorHeardred
SuccessorTidfrith
Orders
Consecrationbetween 789 and 793
Personal details
Diedc. 798
DenominationChristian

Ælfhun was consecrated between 789 and 793 and died about 798.[1] The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that he died at Sudbury, Suffolk and his body was carried back to Dunwich for burial.[2] A Portland stone statue of Ælfhun stands on The Croft at Sudbury, sculpted in 1999 by Alan Michlewaite.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 216. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  2. ^ Sperling, Charles Fredirick Denne (1896). A Short History of the Borough of Sudbury, in the County of Suffolk, compiled from materials collected by W. W. Hodson. Sudbury, Suffolk: B R Martin. p. 2.
  3. ^ van der Krogt, René & Peter (25 June 2014). "Bishop Ælfhun of Dunwich". statues.vanderkrogt.net. Retrieved 19 June 2021.

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