Felix 2 (Male) Bishop of the East Angles, 630x631?647x648
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Factoid List

Recorded Name (4)
... Felice (2)
 Bede.HE  iii.18
 Bede.HE  iii.20
Felix (2)
 Bede.HE  ii.15
 ASC  636 ABCEF(Lat.)G
Personal Information (2)
ethnicity (1)
 ASC  636 F(Lat.) (he came from Burgundian territory)
provenance (1)
 Bede.HE  ii.15 (He was born and consecrated bishop in Burgundy)
Office (8)
Bishop (8)
 Bede.HE  ii.15
 Bede.HE  iii.18
 Bede.HE  iii.20
 ASC  636 ABCEF(Lat.)G
 Anon.EpisList1    (bishop of the East Angles)
 Anon.EpisList2    (bishop of the East Angles)
 Anon.EpisList3    (bishop of the East Saxons)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.1
Personal Relationship (2)
Felix 2 Friend (General relationship) of ~ (2)
 of Sigeberht 3: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.1
 of Sigeberht 3: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.1
Event (16)
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of bishop (3)
 Felix 2.appointed bishop of the East Angles: Felix 2 was made Bishop of East Anglia, taking up his see in the city of Dummoc.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.1
 Sigeberht 3.return to England from exile: After the death of Eorpwald 1, Felix 2 came to England with Sigeberht 3 and was made Bishop of East Anglia, taking up his see in the city of Dummoc.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.1
 Sigeberht 3.returning to England with Felix 2: The first bishop of the East Angles was a Burgundian, Felix 2, who became friends with Sigeberht 3 when he was in exile in Gaul and came with him to England after the death of Eorpwald 1. When the kingdom fell to Sigeberht 3, Felix 2 was ordained bishop and gave full support to the spirited king. He also founded schools of letters in suitable places, gradually bringing a barbarous people over to Latinate cultivation.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.1
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of king (1)
 Sigeberht 3.returning to England with Felix 2: The first bishop of the East Angles was a Burgundian, Felix 2, who became friends with Sigeberht 3 when he was in exile in Gaul and came with him to England after the death of Eorpwald 1. When the kingdom fell to Sigeberht 3, Felix 2 was ordained bishop and gave full support to the spirited king. He also founded schools of letters in suitable places, gradually bringing a barbarous people over to Latinate cultivation.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.1
Baptism (1)
 Felix 2.baptism of Anna 1: Bishop Felix 2 baptised King Anna 1 and all his household along with the province of the East Angles.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.6
Burial (2)
 Felix 2.burial: Felix 2 was buried at Soham.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.6
 Felix 2.resting places: [Felix 2 died] after seventeen years as bishop, and was buried in Dunwich, his episcopal seat, before being transferred to Soham, a village on a marsh. Later it was moved to the monastery at Ramsey.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.2
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (2)
 Felix 2.founding the church at Redham: Felix 2 founded the church at Redham.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.6
 Felix 2.founding the monastery at Soham: 'There used to exist [at Soham] a large and well-known monastic house, in which a considerable community of monks, assembled by a venerable princeps, Lutting 1, observed the order of a holy rule under an abbot, Wærfrith 7. Indeed, one reads in an English source that St Felix 2 was the original founder of the old monastery of Soham and of the church at Redham.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.6
Conversion (2)
 Felix 2.preaching of Christian faith to East Angles (Anonymi 802): Felix 2 preached the Christian faith to the East Angles (Anonymi 802).: ASC  636 ABCEF(Lat.)G (636)
 Sigeberht 3-Felix 2.conversion of East Angles: As soon as he began to reign, Sigeberht 3 made it his business to see that the whole kingdom shared his faith.: Bede.HE  ii.15
Death/dying (4)
 Felix 2.death: Felix 2 died seventeen years after becoming bishop of the East Angles: Bede.HE  iii.20
 Felix 2.resting places: [Felix 2 died] after seventeen years as bishop, and was buried in Dunwich, his episcopal seat, before being transferred to Soham, a village on a marsh. Later it was moved to the monastery at Ramsey.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.2
 Felix 1.death: After he had been bishop for 18 years, Felix 2 died at Dummoc in the 12th year of King Anna 1's reign.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.6
 Sigeberht 3.returning to England with Felix 2: The first bishop of the East Angles was a Burgundian, Felix 2, who became friends with Sigeberht 3 when he was in exile in Gaul and came with him to England after the death of Eorpwald 1. When the kingdom fell to Sigeberht 3, Felix 2 was ordained bishop and gave full support to the spirited king. He also founded schools of letters in suitable places, gradually bringing a barbarous people over to Latinate cultivation.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.1
Disputing/dispute-settling (1)
 Ronan 1-Finan 1.dispute over Easter date: A great and active controversy about the keeping of Easter arose.: Bede.HE  iii.25
Easter-observance (1)
 Ronan 1-Finan 1.dispute over Easter date: A great and active controversy about the keeping of Easter arose.: Bede.HE  iii.25
Ecclesiastical reform (1)
 Sigeberht 3.established correct faith in his kingdom: Sigeberht 3 brought the province [i.e. that of the East Angles], which had been embroiled in error for three years, to a correct faith and the works of righteousness. This he did through the agency of the holy Bishop Felix 2.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.1
Education/teaching (2)
 Sigeberht 3.foundation of school: When Sigeberht 3 returned from Gaul to become king, he established a school where boys could be taught letters.: Bede.HE  iii.18
 Sigeberht 3.returning to England with Felix 2: The first bishop of the East Angles was a Burgundian, Felix 2, who became friends with Sigeberht 3 when he was in exile in Gaul and came with him to England after the death of Eorpwald 1. When the kingdom fell to Sigeberht 3, Felix 2 was ordained bishop and gave full support to the spirited king. He also founded schools of letters in suitable places, gradually bringing a barbarous people over to Latinate cultivation.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.1
Episcopal see, acquisition/institution/division/merge (1)
 Felix 2.resting places: [Felix 2 died] after seventeen years as bishop, and was buried in Dunwich, his episcopal seat, before being transferred to Soham, a village on a marsh. Later it was moved to the monastery at Ramsey.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.2
Exile (1)
 Sigeberht 3.returning to England with Felix 2: The first bishop of the East Angles was a Burgundian, Felix 2, who became friends with Sigeberht 3 when he was in exile in Gaul and came with him to England after the death of Eorpwald 1. When the kingdom fell to Sigeberht 3, Felix 2 was ordained bishop and gave full support to the spirited king. He also founded schools of letters in suitable places, gradually bringing a barbarous people over to Latinate cultivation.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.1
Friendship-making (1)
 Sigeberht 3.returning to England with Felix 2: The first bishop of the East Angles was a Burgundian, Felix 2, who became friends with Sigeberht 3 when he was in exile in Gaul and came with him to England after the death of Eorpwald 1. When the kingdom fell to Sigeberht 3, Felix 2 was ordained bishop and gave full support to the spirited king. He also founded schools of letters in suitable places, gradually bringing a barbarous people over to Latinate cultivation.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.1
Journey (2)
 Sigeberht 3.return to England from exile: After the death of Eorpwald 1, Felix 2 came to England with Sigeberht 3 and was made Bishop of East Anglia, taking up his see in the city of Dummoc.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.1
 Sigeberht 3.returning to England with Felix 2: The first bishop of the East Angles was a Burgundian, Felix 2, who became friends with Sigeberht 3 when he was in exile in Gaul and came with him to England after the death of Eorpwald 1. When the kingdom fell to Sigeberht 3, Felix 2 was ordained bishop and gave full support to the spirited king. He also founded schools of letters in suitable places, gradually bringing a barbarous people over to Latinate cultivation.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.1
Mission/mission-sending (2)
 Felix 2.preaching of Christian faith to East Angles (Anonymi 802): Felix 2 preached the Christian faith to the East Angles (Anonymi 802).: ASC  636 ABCEF(Lat.)G (636)
 Sigeberht 3.established correct faith in his kingdom: Sigeberht 3 brought the province [i.e. that of the East Angles], which had been embroiled in error for three years, to a correct faith and the works of righteousness. This he did through the agency of the holy Bishop Felix 2.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.1
Pastoral activities/preaching (2)
 Felix 2.preaching of Christian faith to East Angles (Anonymi 802): Felix 2 preached the Christian faith to the East Angles (Anonymi 802).: ASC  636 ABCEF(Lat.)G (636)
 Sigeberht 3-Felix 2.conversion of East Angles: As soon as he began to reign, Sigeberht 3 made it his business to see that the whole kingdom shared his faith.: Bede.HE  ii.15
Relics-incorrupt preservation/placing in reliquary/requesting/translating (1)
 Felix 2.translation of relics from Soham to Ramsey: The remains of Felix 2 were translated from Soham to Ramsey in the time of King Cnut 3. This was done some years after the church had been destroyed by pagans from Denmark.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.6 (1016 x 1042)
Religious practice (1)
 Felix 2.founding the monastery at Soham: 'There used to exist [at Soham] a large and well-known monastic house, in which a considerable community of monks, assembled by a venerable princeps, Lutting 1, observed the order of a holy rule under an abbot, Wærfrith 7. Indeed, one reads in an English source that St Felix 2 was the original founder of the old monastery of Soham and of the church at Redham.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.6
School-founding (2)
 Sigeberht 3.foundation of school: When Sigeberht 3 returned from Gaul to become king, he established a school where boys could be taught letters.: Bede.HE  iii.18
 Sigeberht 3.returning to England with Felix 2: The first bishop of the East Angles was a Burgundian, Felix 2, who became friends with Sigeberht 3 when he was in exile in Gaul and came with him to England after the death of Eorpwald 1. When the kingdom fell to Sigeberht 3, Felix 2 was ordained bishop and gave full support to the spirited king. He also founded schools of letters in suitable places, gradually bringing a barbarous people over to Latinate cultivation.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.74.1