OfficeĘthelgar 8 View information for this person held office of Abbot (Abbot of the New Minster)

Scholarly Info
Office TermAbbot (implied)
Office StyleAbbot of the New Minster (implied)
Year 971
Primary Source Info
Original Text ... grege se comitante nouello
Date from Source Saturday 15 July


*Lapidge (p. 285, n. 159) has a note about the career of Ęthelgar 8. Ęthelgar 8 is well attested as the abbot of the New Minster from 964 until 2 May 980, when he was elevated to the bishopric of Selsey. In September 988 he became archbishop of Canterbury, but died shortly afterwards on 13 February 990.

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