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ITHAMAR

MICHAEL LAPIDGE


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780470656327.2014.x


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Ithamar, bishop of * Rochester (d. c .664), deserves to be recorded because he was the first native Englishman after the Augustinian mission who was sufficiently well trained (presumably in Anglo-Saxon * schools ) to be appointed to a bishopric. Bede tells us that he was a native of * Kent and was comparable to his (Roman) predecessors in virtue and learning; the date of his accession is unknown. Bede, HE iii.14, 20; R. Sharpe, ‘The Naming of Bishop Ithamar’, EHR 117 (2004), 889–94. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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