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St. Frithestan, Bishop of Winchester

IX/X Centuries
According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, St. Frithestan became bishop of Winchester in 909. He reposed in 933, as also noted in the Chronicle, having retired two years earlier. His beautiful stole and maniple (signed by the needle-worker Ælflæd) were at some point placed on the relics of St. Cuthbert and may still be viewed today.

Norman Hugh Redington


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