Location: Ripon / Yorkshire

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Office Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.2 Cuthbert 1 held office of Guest-master
Event Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.2   Cuthbert 1 took the Petrine tonsure after the shape of the crown of thorns that bound the head of Christ.
Event Anon.VitCuthberti  ii.2   Cuthbert 1 ministered to a guest without knowing he was an angel. After washing his hands and feet, at the third hour of the day, looked for some bread for the guest. Failing to get any, he went back and saw the man had left. Then, when he went back to the storehouse, he found three warm loaves.
Event Bede.VitCuthbertiPr  7   Eata 2 took with him some of the brethren of Melrose (including Cuthbert 1) and founded a monastery at Ripon, instituting there the same rules of discipline as were observed at Melrose.
Event Bede.VitCuthbertiPr  7   One morning Cuthbert 1 found a youth sitting within the guests' chamber. After ministering to him, he asked him to stay until the third hour so that he could be given some food. When he brought some food, he asked the youth to wait until he got some bread. When he came back, he could not find the youth, but some fresh bread had been left in the store-house. Cuthbert then recognised that the youth was an angel.
Event Bede.VitCuthbertiPr  8   The site of Ripon was given to other monks (Anonymi 231) and Eata 2, Cuthbert 1 and other brethren (Anonymi 230) were driven home.
Office Bede.VitCuthbertiPr  7 Cuthbert 1 held office of Guest-master
Occupation Bede.VitCuthbertiPr  7 Anonymi 230 Brother
Occupation Bede.VitCuthbertiPr  8 Anonymi 231 Monk
Office Bede.VitCuthbertiMetr  7 Cuthbert 1 held office of Guest-master
Event Bede.VitCuthbertiMetr  7   In the midst of winter Cuthbert 1 received an angel who pretended to be a guest. Cuthbert 1 washed his limbs and asked him to stay there for a meal. Then, he went to look for some bread and when he came back, the angel had gone leaving three loaves of bread made with white flour.
Occupation Bede.VitCuthbertiMetr  7 Cuthbert 1 Monk
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  8   Ealhfrith 1 granted to Wilfrid 2 a monastery at Ripon with 30 hides of land.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  8   The gift of Ripon permitted Wilfrid 2 to give alms to the poor, orphans and widows and those bound by all the weakness of infirmity (Anonymi 306).
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  9   The bishop (Agilbert 1), following the order of the king (Ealhfrith 1), ordained Wilfrid 2 at Ripon as a priest.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  17   Wilfrid 2 and various dignatories dedicated the church at Ripon to St Peter and its altar to the Lord with the people taking part.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  17   Wilfrid 2 and various dignatories dedicated the church at Ripon to St Peter and its altar to the Lord with the people taking part.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  17   Wilfrid 2 ordered the gospels to be copied out and given to the church at Ripon with a book case.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  18   Eadwald 4, living in God's service in Ripon, died in the great plague.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  59   Wilfrid 2 sent messengers (Anonymi 387) to Eadwulf 2. Eadwulf 2 declared Wilfrid 2 would be killed if he did not leave his kingdom.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  17, 66   Wilfrid 2 was prepared for burial and brought to Ripon, where he was buried in the church of St Peter.
Event Stephen.VitWilfridi  68   On the anniversary of the death of Wilfrid 2 a vision of an arc of white light was seen, which was repeated the following evening at the time of compline.
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  63 Anonymi 392 held office of Abbot
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  68 Anonymi 400 held office of Bishop
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  68 Anonymi 400 held office of Abbot
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  64 Caelin 1 held office of Praepositus coenobii (Superintendent of religious observance.)
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  63 Tatberht 2 held office of Praepositus coenobii
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  64 Tatberht 2 held office of Priest
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  66 Tatberht 2 held office of Priest
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  8 Wilfrid 2 held office of Abbot
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 Wilfrid 2 held office of Abbot
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  63 Wilfrid 2 held office of Bishop
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  68 Wilfrid 2 held office of Bishop
Office Stephen.VitWilfridi  9 Wilfrid 2 held office of Priest
Education Stephen.VitWilfridi  26 Willibrord 1 Willibrord 1 was brought up at Ripon.
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  63 Anonymous 142 Treasurer
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 Ædde 1 Cantor
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 Æona 1 Cantor
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  64 Anonymi 395 Ecclesiastical community
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  66 Anonymi 395 Ecclesiastical community
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  68 Anonymi 395 Ecclesiastical community
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 Anonymi 315 Mason
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 Anonymi 315 Artisan
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  59 Anonymi 387 Messenger
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  64 Caelin 1 Brother
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  64 Eabba 1 Messenger
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  18 Eadwald 4 Monk
Occupation Stephen.VitWilfridi  64 Tibba 2 Messenger
Transaction Stephen.VitWilfridi  8   Monastery at Ripon with thirty hides.
Transaction Stephen.VitWilfridi  44, 47   [Aldfrith 1] restored his [sc. Wilfrid 2's] monastery at Ripon with its revenues.
Office Anon.VitCeolfrithi  3 Ceolfrith 1 held office of Priest
Event Anon.VitCeolfrithi  8   As Ceolfrith 1 was finding his office of prior irksome, he returned to his former monastery.
Event Anon.VitCeolfrithi  3   Ceolfrith 1 was chosen by Wilfrid 2 and ordered priest.
Event Anon.VitCeolfrithi  3   At the invitation of Wilfrid 2, Tunberht 1and Ceolfrith 1 left to go to Ripon.
Occupation Anon.VitCeolfrithi  4 Ceolfrith 1 Baker
Occupation Anon.VitCeolfrithi  4 Ceolfrith 1 Teacher
Occupation Anon.VitCeolfrithi  8 Ceolfrith 1 Monk
Occupation Anon.VitCeolfrithi  3 Anonymi 475 Brother
Event Bede.HE  v.19   Wilfrid 2 built the church of St Peter at Ripon.
Event Bede.HE  v.19   Wilfrid 2 was carried by the brothers to his first monastery at Ripon and buried in the church of the blessed Apostle Peter.
Event Bede.HE  v.19   Wilfrid 2 was ordained priest at Ripon, on the command of the king (Ealhfrith 1), by Agilbert 1.
Event Bede.HE  v.19   Wilfrid 2's body was placed in a coffin and carried to his monastery at Ripon, where it was buried in the church of St Peter.
Event Bede.HE  iv.12   Æthelred 2 recovered the kingdom of Lindsey which had been conquered by Ecgfrith 4. Then, Eadhæd 1 returned and was placed by Theodore 1 over the church at Ripon.
Event Bede.HE  iii.25   Wilfrid 2 was ordained by Agilbert 1, at the request of Ealhfrith 1.
Office Bede.HE  iii.28 Eadhæd 1 held office of Bishop
Office Bede.HE  iv.12 Eadhæd 1 held office of Bishop
Office Bede.HE  v.1 Æthelwald 8 held office of Priest
Transaction Bede.HE  iii.25   a monastery of forty hides at Ripon
Transaction Bede.HE  v.19   a monastery with thirty hides at Ripon
Event Alcuin.VersEubor  644-5   Wilfrid 2 was buried in the church at Ripon.
Event Alcuin.VersEubor  644-5   Wilfrid 2 built a church in Ripon in honour of Peter.
Event Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  3   His Father [sc. Wilgils 2] gave the name of Willibrord 1 to him when he was reborn at the sacred font of baptism.
Event Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  3   As soon as the infant [sc. Willibrord 1] had been weaned, his father [sc. Wilgils 2] handed him to the brethren of the church of Ripon (Anonymi 1136 13) to be taught in religious studies and sacred letters.
Event Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  3   There in the monasterium the boy [sc. Willibrord 1], having become a cleric, accepted the tonsure.
Event Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  3   There in the monasterium he [sc. Willibrord 1] became a monk through a pious profession.
Event Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  3   He [sc. Willibrord 1] was brought up amongst other young men (Anonymi 1148) of that most sacred monasterium [sc. Ripon].
Status Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  3 Anonymi 1148 held status of Adolescens / Adolescens
Office Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  4 Anonymous 390 held office of Abbot
Education Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  Cap.3 Willibrord 1 The parents [sc. Anonymous 379 and Wilgils 2] handed the boy Willibrord 1 over to the brethren of Ripon (Anonymi 1136) to be educated.
Education Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  3 Willibrord 1 His father [sc. Wilgils 2] gave him [sc. Willibrord 1] to the brethren of the church of Ripon (Anonymi 1136) to be educated in religious studies and sacred letters.
Education Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  4 Willibrord 1 He was advancing as a young man in sacred learning up to the twentieth year of his life.
Occupation Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  3 Willibrord 1 Monk
Occupation Alcuin.VitWillibrPr  Cap.3 Anonymi 1136 Brother
Office ASC (DEF)  785 DE Botwine 2 held office of Abbot (Abbot in Ripon)
Event ASC (DEF)  788 DE   Abbot Ealdberht 14 passed away [D adds: at Ripon].
Event ASC (DEF)  948 D   Wilfrid 2 had built the famous minster at Ripon.
Event ASC (DEF)  948 D   Here Eadred 16 harried all the land of the Northumbrians. In that harrying the famous minster built by Wilfrid 2 at Ripon was burned.
Event ASC (DEF)  948 D   They [sc. the Northumbrians] (Anonymi 1560) had taken Eric 1 as their king.
Event Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  v.9   Oswald 8 went to the monastery of Ripon, which had been founded by Wilfrid 2.
Event Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  v.9   Wilfrid 2 founded the monastery at Ripon.
Event Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  v.9   Oswald 8 made a magnificent reliquary in which he placed the relics of Wilfrid 2. The precious remains of several abbots were placed alongside Wilfrid 2: Tiatberht 1, Botwine 2, Alberht 1, Sigered 1, Vilden 1.
Event Byrhtferth.VitOswaldi  v.9   He laid new foundations for the monastery of Ripon.
Office ASC (DEF)  788 DE Ealdberht 14 held office of Abbot
Event ASC (C-F)  1010 CDE   When they [sc. Anonymi 2242] had gone as far as they wanted to, they came in midwinter to their ships [D substitutes: to Ripon].
Office Anon.EpisList4    Wulfsige 5 held office of Bishop (bishop of Ripon)
Office Anon.EpisList4    Æthelberht 8 held office of Bishop (bishop of Ripon)
Office Anon.EpisList4    Eanbald 1 held office of Bishop (bishop of Ripon)
Office Anon.EpisList4    Wilfrid 2 held office of Bishop (bishop of Ripon)
Office Anon.EpisList4    Ecgberht 7 held office of Bishop (bishop of Ripon)
Office Okasha102    Eadhyse 1 held office of Priest
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.15.1-2   Oda 1 went to Northumbria to bring away the holy bodies of saints, in whom that district had once been so fertile. So it came about that he saw to his grief the church of the excellent father Wilfrid 2 at Ripon in the state of ruin brought on it by the Danes; he cleared away the rubble over the tomb, and respectfully moved the relics to Canterbury.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.12   King [Aldfrith 1] gave [Wilfrid 2] a site at Ripon on which to build a monastery, and the magnates contributed many presents. He was ordained priest and abbot there by Agilbert 1, a Gallic bishop.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23   When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and Ælfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.24-28   Wilfrid 2, on entering the village of Tiddanefre, was met by a large group of women offering children for confirmation. Among them was Anonymous 131 who offered her son [Eadwald 4] as if he was still alive, hoping that her trick would bring him back to life. Wilfrid 2 discovered her deceit, but, moved by her tears and determination, he prayed over the child, placed his right hand over the corpse and brought him back to life. This boy [Eadwald 4] later became a monk of Ripon. A similar miracle happened at Hexham. A monk [Bothelm 1] fell from the top of the church, which was being built, and had all his bones broken. But the bishop [Wilfrid 2] called the monks to prayer, and the broken bones knitted together, and the patient regained his strength.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.103.1-104.1   Theodore 1 was nearing his death, and feeling remorse for his sin against Wilfrid 2 he summoned both him and Bishop Eorcenwald 1 to London. He confessed his sins before the two bishops, asking Wilfrid 2 to forgive him and to accept his archbishopric in his place. Wilfrid 2 would not agree to take over the archbishopric without a decision in a higher council. Theodore 1 did everything to ensure that Wilfrid 2 receives his bishopric back, sending envoys to Aldfrith 1 king of the Northumbrians, Ecgfrith 4's successor, to his sister Ælfflæd 2 abbess of Whitby, and to Æthelred 2 king of the Mercians. When Aldfrith 1, who had known Wilfrid 2 well in the past, received the archbishop's letter, he granted him the monastery at Hexham and then, on the decision of his council, the bishopric of York and the monastery of Ripon.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.104-108   Under the influence of venomous counsels, King Aldfrith 1 stripped the monastery of Ripon of its possessions, and began to think of setting up a bishopric there, following the plans of the middle years of Archbishop Theodore 1, that had so notoriously caused trouble [between Wilfrid 2 and Ecgfrith 4]. Wilfrid 2 took offence, and went off to his friend Æthelred 2 king of the Mercians. When Seaxwulf 1 bishop of Lichfield died he governed that see. But King Aldfrith 1 and Beorhtwald 6, Theodore 1’s successor, thought up many schemes against Wilfrid 2. They lured him to a council, trying to make him renounce his property and bishopric. Wilfrid 2, that time already 70, decided to appeal to Rome and soon made his entrance to the great city. There he wrote a letter to Pope John 17, outlining the essence of the conflict. The accusers sent by Beorhtwald 6 maintained that Wilfrid 2 had refused to obey the decisions of the archbishop. Wilfrid 2 responded that he would only obey the decisions which did not conflict with canon law. This reply satisfied the Romans, and matter was decided in favour of Wilfrid 2, who, being an old man, wanted to stay in Rome and die on the holy city, but Pope John 17 insisted that he was needed in England. So back he went, bringing letters from the pope to Æthelred 2, who was now a monk. Æthelred 2 had no difficulty in obtaining the fulfilment of their instructions from Cenred 2, son of his brother Wulfhere 1, whom he had appointed as his successor. With equal promptness Archbishop Beorhtwald 6, genuinely desiring peace, hastened to be reconciled with Wilfrid 2. Only Aldfrith 1 king of the Northumbrians persevered in obstinacy, but he had not much longer to live, before his death regretting his disregard for the pope’s letter. The letter, addressed to Æthelred 2, cleared Wilfrid 2 before all those persons of great holiness on record who assailed Wilfrid 2 with such deadly hatred: Theodore 1, Beorhtwald 6, John 17, Bosa 1, and abbess Hild 1.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.109.2-6   When Osred 1 son of Aldfrith 1 was given his proper place on the throne, the most loyal and influential of his magnates, Beorhtfrith 3, agreed on the prompting of Archbishop Beorhtwald 6 to hold a council in Northumbria, so that Wilfrid 2's just cause might be brought to a peaceable conclusion at last. At this meeting, in accordance with the pope's [John 17] command, the bishops [from Anonymi 388] were given the choice either to yield Wilfrid 2 his part of the see, or to go to Rome to uphold their case. Anyone who thought fit not to comply would be excommunicate. The bishops made objections as was their wont, but the blessed Ælfflæd 2, sister of Aldfrith 1 and Hild 1's successor as abbess of Whitby, settled the matter by referring to her brother's deathbed request to have Wilfrid 2 restored. Beorhtfrith 3 also suggested that they should obey the pope's commands. The grave bishops hurried to embrace each other, and they preserved lifelong concord. Wilfrid 2 was given back control of two monasteries, Ripon and Hexham.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.109.9-11   Wilfrid 2 fell ill during visiting his monastery at Oundle and died in the seventy-sixth year of his age and the forty-sixth of his bishopric. His body was carried to Ripon and buried with great reverence. When after many years the monastery of Ripon was destroyed, Wilfrid 2 was taken to Canterbury, where he is regarded as among the greatest and receives pre-eminent honour.
Event RestingPlaces  II.6   St Ecgberht 6, St Wilfrid 2, bishop, and St Wihtburg 1 are buried the monastery at Ripon near the river called Earp.
Office EMC Coin  2001.0299 (N 188/N 190 ('Styca' of Æthelred II; unclear which reign)) Monne 3 held office of Moneyer for Æthelred 44
Office EMC Coin  2001.0299 (N 188/N 190 ('Styca' of Æthelred II; unclear which reign)) Æthelred 44 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  2001.03 (N 188/N 190 ('Styca' of Æthelred II; unclear which reign)) Monne 3 held office of Moneyer for Æthelred 44
Office EMC Coin  2001.03 (N 188/N 190 ('Styca' of Æthelred II; unclear which reign)) Æthelred 44 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  2001.0298 (N 188/N 190 ('Styca' of Æthelred II; unclear which reign)) Leofæg 7 held office of Moneyer for Æthelred 44
Office EMC Coin  2001.0298 (N 188/N 190 ('Styca' of Æthelred II; unclear which reign)) Æthelred 44 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  2001.0297 (N 186 ('Styca' of Eanred)) Forthred 8 held office of Moneyer for Eanred 8
Office EMC Coin  2001.0297 (N 186 ('Styca' of Eanred)) Eanred 8 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  2001.0296 (N 186 ('Styca' of Eanred)) Eadwine 53 held office of Moneyer for Eanred 8
Office EMC Coin  2001.0296 (N 186 ('Styca' of Eanred)) Eanred 8 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  2001.0295 (N 186 ('Styca' of Eanred)) Eadwine 53 held office of Moneyer for Eanred 8
Office EMC Coin  2001.0295 (N 186 ('Styca' of Eanred)) Eanred 8 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  2009.0079 (N 185.5 (new): Series Y: Eardwulf) Cuthheard 7 held office of Moneyer for Eardwulf 22
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2009.0079 (N 185.5 (new): Series Y: Eardwulf) Cuthheard 7
Office EMC Coin  2009.0079 (N 185.5 (new): Series Y: Eardwulf) Eardwulf 22 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2009.0079 (N 185.5 (new): Series Y: Eardwulf) Eardwulf 22
Office EMC Coin  2001.0149 (N 177 (Series Y: Eadberht: beast right)) Eadberht 11 held office of King