A soldier before becoming a monk, Eosterwine (Easterwine) was a relative
of Benedict Biscop, whom he succeeded as abbot of the monastery of St.
Peter at Wearmouth. Known for his gentle nature, Eosterwine would, says
Bede, work alongside the monks even after he became their leader. He died
four years after becoming abbot, and in 716 Ceolfrid translated his relics
and those of Biscop to the high altar of the monastery.
Karen Rae Keck
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