Waldhere (bishop)

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Waldhere (or Wealdheri; died between 705 and 716) was an early medieval Bishop of London, England.

Waldhere
Bishop of London
Appointed693
Term endedbetween 705 and 716
PredecessorErkenwald
SuccessorIngwald
Orders
Consecration693
Personal details
Diedbetween 705 and 716
DenominationChristian

Waldhere was consecrated in 693. He died between 705 and 716.[1] A letter of his, written about 704 to Archbishop Bertwald of Canterbury still survives, and discusses the tension between King Ine of Wessex and the joint kings of Essex, Sigeheard and Swaefred.[2] The letter has been described by Sir Frank Stenton as 'the first letter known to have been written from one English-man to another'.[3]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 219
  2. ^ Kirby Earliest English Kings p. 106
  3. ^ Stenton Anglo-Saxon England p. 142

ReferencesEdit

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Kirby, D. P. (2000). The Earliest English Kings. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-24211-8.
  • Stenton F.M. (1947). Anglo-Saxon England. Oxford: OUP. ISBN 0192801392.

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Erkenwald
Bishop of London
693–c. 711
Succeeded by
Ingwald