CEOLWULPH or CEOLULPH 15 January 2018

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(CEOLWULPH or CEOLULPH)

King of Northumbria and monk of Lindisfarne, date and place of birth not known; died at Lindisfarne, 764. His ancestry is thus given by the “Anglo-Saxon Chronicle”: “Ceolwulf was the son of Cutha, Cutha of Cuthwin, Cuthwin of Leoldwald, Leoldwald of Egwald, Egwald of Aldhelm, Aldhelm of Ocga, Ocga of Ida, Ida of Eoppa.” Harpsfeld says that he succeeded Osred on the throne, but most authorities say that he was adopted as heir by Osric in 729. Learned and pious, he lacked the vigour and authority necessary for a ruler. Bede bears witness to his learning and piety in the introductory chapter of his “Ecclesiastical History”. He dedicated this work “to the most glorious King Ceolwulph”, sent it to him for his approval, and addresses him thus: “I cannot but commend the sincerity and zeal, with which you not only give ear to hear the words of Holy Scripture, but also industriously take care to become acquainted with the actions and sayings of former men of renown.”

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Source: Ceolwulf New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia

MLA citation. Hind, George. “Ceolwulf.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 3. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. 15 Jan. 2018 http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03537a.htm

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