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(Died 1005)

Abbot of St. Albans
Bishop of Ramsbury & Sonning
Archbishop of Canterbury
Died: 16th November 1005

Aelfric entered the Monastery at Abingdon, became Bishop of Ramsbury & Sonning in AD 990 and, in AD 995, was translated to Canterbury. He died in 1005.

Of the other events of his life, little can be related with certainty. In his will, which has been preserved, he made bequests of books and lands to St. Albans, which lends colour to the view that he was at one time Abbot of St. Albans. He left, to the King, his best ship and armour for sixty men, a ship to the people of Wiltshire and another to the people of Kent; and a cross to Bishop Aelfheah of Winchester who succeeded him.

Edited from G.M. Bevan's "Portraits of the Archbishops of Canterbury" (1908).      Copyright ©1999, LLC