OSWALD (d. 992) ,archbishop of
See also:York, was a
See also:nephew of Oda, archbishop of Canterbury, and at an early age became, by
See also:head of the Old Minster at Winchester . Desiring to become a
See also:monk, he went with Oda's approval to the monastery of
See also:Fleury on the
See also:Loire--at that
See also: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
See also: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
See also:bishop of
See also:Worcester at the re-
See also:commendation of
See also: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
See also: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) .
OSWALD (c. 605—642)
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