Online Encyclopedia

OSWALD (d. 992)

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 364 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!

OSWALD (d. 992)  , archbishop of York, was a
See also:
nephew of Oda, archbishop of Canterbury, and at an early age became, by
See also:
purchase, head of the Old Minster at Winchester . Desiring to become a monk, he went with Oda's approval to the monastery of Fleury on the
See also:
Loire--at that time the
See also:
great centre of reviving Benedictinism . Here he soon distinguished himself by the monastic austerity of his
See also:
life . In 959 he returned to England at the request of Oda, who, however, died before his arrival . He now went to York to his kinsman the Archbishop Oskytel, who took him with him on a pilgrimage to Rome . Soon after his return he was appointed bishop of Worcester at the re-commendation of Dunstan, his predecessor in the see (961) . As bishop he took a prominent
See also:
part in that revival of monastic discipline on
See also:
Benedictine lines of which Aethelwold, bishop of Winchester, was the most ardent leader . His methods, how-ever, were less violent than those of Aethelwold . Among other religious houses he founded that of Ramsey in conjunction with Aethelwine, Ealdorman of East Anglia . In 97 2 he was translated (again at Dunstan's recommendation) to the archbishopric of York, with which he continued to hold the see of Worcester . He died on the 29th of
See also:
February 992 and was buried at Worcester . See Memorials of St Dunstan, edited by W .

Stubbs, Rolls series (
See also:
London, 1874) .

End of Article: OSWALD (d. 992)
[back]
OSWALD (c. 605—642)
[next]
OSWALDTWISTLE

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.