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Albert
(Died AD 779)

Archbishop of York
Died: 8th November AD 779


Albert was the son of powerful and wealthy parents. He was "Vice-Dominus" or "Abbas" of Archbishop Egbert's minster school, before himself being consecrated to the Archiepiscopate on 24th April AD 767. The reputation of this school, which spread all over Europe, was due just as much to the zeal and learning of Albert as to the energy of his predecessor in the see of York. The great library there was chiefly collected by him during his many wanderings on the Continent, with Alcuin for his companion.

Edited from Richard John King's "Handbook to the Cathedrals of England: Northern Division" (1903).

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