The pre-Viking age church in East Anglia

  title={The pre-Viking age church in East Anglia},
  author={Dorothy Whitelock},
  journal={Anglo-Saxon England},
  pages={1 - 22}
  • D. Whitelock
  • Published 1 January 1972
  • History, Economics
  • Anglo-Saxon England
It is well known that sources for the Anglo-Saxon period are unevenly distributed, and that we are particularly badly off for reliable evidence relating to East Anglia, especially in the period before the Viking raids and settlements. The main reason for this lies in the effects of those raids and settlements, for not only were the monasteries destroyed, but the two East Anglian sees of Dommoc and Elmham ceased to exist, and only Elmham was restored, and not, as far as our evidence goes, much… 

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See above

    In all lists; perhaps at synod of Clofeshoh in 716

      Bede and all lists; also called Boniface (Bede and FW, called only Boniface by WM); consecrated by Archbishop Honorius; held see for seventeen years (Bede)

        In all lists

          This charter is wrongly dated 80 j because Cynewulf of Wessex has been confused with Cenwulf of Mercia

            attended the Legatine synod of 786

              In all lists; mentioned by Bede in 'EightQuestions.> Aldberht. In Bede and all lists; was holding the see in

                He may be intended by the Huetlac in BCS 162; see above

                  and 257), all issued at synods at Chelsea; attended the Legatine synod