Brihthelm (Bishop of Selsey)

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Brihthelm
Bishop of Selsey
Appointed between 953 and 956
Term ended between 956 and 963
Predecessor Ælfred
Successor Eadhelm
Personal details
Died between 956 and 963
Denomination Christian

Brihthelm or Beorhthelm was a Bishop of Selsey.

According to a South Saxon charter, supposedly from 956, Brihthelm received a grant of land from a King Eadwig; however, the charter (S.616) is likely to have been a later forgery, although probably based on a genuine contemporary document.[1][2]

A charter (S.1291) issued by Brihthelm in 957, pertaining to the restoration of lands seized around Selsey by a certain Ælfsige, is also thought to be suspicious, but again it is probable that a genuine contemporary document lies behind it.[3][4]

Brihthelm died between 956 and 963, or he may have been transferred to Winchester around then.[5]

Citations

  1. ^ Anglo-Saxons.net Charters S616 accessed on 25 August 2007
  2. ^ Kelly Charters of Selsey pp. 80-84
  3. ^ Anglo-Saxons.net Charters 1291 accessed on 25 August 2007
  4. ^ Kelly Charters of Selsey pp. 87-91
  5. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221

References

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Kelly, S. E. (1998). Charters of Selsey. Anglo-Saxon Charters VI. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-726175-2.

External links

Christian titles
Preceded by
Ælfred
Bishop of Selsey
flourished 950s
Succeeded by
Eadhelm


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