bishop of London, 996-1002, archbishop of York, 1002-23, and bishop of Worcester, 1002-16, the author of many Old English homilies, treatises, and law codes. He was a product of the Benedictine revival and probably had some early connection with one of the Fenland abbeys, but nothing is known of him with certainty before he became a bishop

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