Æthelwold

Intro Bishop of Lindisfarne; Saint
A.K.A. Saint Æthelwald, Æthelwald of Lindisfarne, Ethelwold of Lindisfarne,…
Is Priest
From United Kingdom
Type Religion
Gender male
Death 740

Æthelwold of Lindisfarne (died 740) (also spelled Aethelwald, Ethelwold, etc.) was Bishop of Lindisfarne from 721 until 740. Æthelwold contributed to the production of the Lindisfarne Gospels: he took the raw manuscripts that his predecessor Eadfrith had prepared and had Billfrith bind them so that they could be read easily. He is the last Bishop of Lindisfarne to have been revered as a saint. He is often mistaken with his near contemporary, Æthelwold of Farne.

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