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Wulfhere of York

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Wulfhere of York

Archbishop of York
Province York
Diocese Diocese of York
See Archbishop of York
Appointed 854
Term ended 892 or 900
Predecessor Wigmund
Successor Æthelbald
Consecration 854
Personal details
Birth name Wulfhere
Died 892 or 900

Wulfhere (died c. 900) was Archbishop of York between 854 and 900.


  • Life 1
  • Citations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Wulfhere was consecrated in 854.[1]

In 867 the Danes attacked York, and captured it. Wulfhere made peace with the invaders and stayed in York.[2]

In 872, the Northumbrians rebelled against the Danes and their collaborators, and Wulfhere fled York.[3] Eventually he found refuge with King Burgred of Mercia.[4][5]

Wulfhere was recalled in 873, and continued in York until his death in 892 or 900.[1] After his death, the see remained vacant for eight years.[6]


  1. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 224
  2. ^ Abels Alfred the Great pp. 116–117
  3. ^ Abels Alfred the Great p. 142
  4. ^ Stenton Anglo Saxon England p. 251
  5. ^ Abels Alfred the Great p. 120
  6. ^ Brooke "York Minster" Churches and Churchmen p. 37


  • Abels, Richard Philip (1998). Alfred the Great: War, Kingship, and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England. New York: Longman.  
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.  

External links

  • Prosopography of Anglo Saxon England entry on Wulfhere
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Archbishop of York
854–c. 900
Succeeded by
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