Event: Confirmation of land/privileges, Papal advice/audience/decision/privilege, RequestAgatho 2.letter to Æthelred 2, Theodore 1 and Seaxwulf 1
||Following Æthelred 2's request, the Agatho 2 sent a privilege for the monastery of Medeshamstede (Peterborough)
*The church was to be free frome very secular obligation or canon. It was also freed from the control of the diocesan bishop. Furthermore, the monastery was assigned the dignity of the 'peregrinatio Romana' for those who could not reach Rome because of the distance.
*The text of Æthelred's charter, that follows, the papal letter, refers to the fact that the privilege would have been brought to England by Wilfrid. (See relevant data-entry for the charter, S72)
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(I, pope, 678-681)
(King of the Mercians, 675-704, d.?716; abdicated, Abbot of Bardney) : He had asked the pope for this privilege for Medeshamstede monastery
(Archbishop of Canterbury, 668-690) : he was asked to corroborate this privilege
(Abbot of Medeshamstede, ?654-?674; bishop of the Mercians, ?x676??x692) : He had also requested the privilege. The Pope asked him (the new bishop of the diocese) not to interfere with the affairs of the monastery, which had been made exempt from the diocesan bishop's control.
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