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Athelm, later to be Archbishop of Canterbury was consecrated to the see of Wells, by Plegmund, Archbishop of Canterbury and Wereferth, Bishop of Worcester. Athelm started as a monk at Glastonbury Abbey and was the first Bishop of Wells. ¹
Dunstan returned from exile when Eadwig's younger brother Edgar was appointed king of England north of the Thames. Eadwig was unpopular and the nobles chose Edgar as their leader. Edgar recalled Dunstan from exile and made him Bishop of Worcester and London. ¹
Oswald founded a Benedictine monastery at Worcester dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. Oswald became bishop of Worcester upon the recommendation of Dunstan.
Aldred, bishop of Worcester refounded a monastery at Gloucester. A monastery had already been founded at Gloucester in 681 by Ostric.
Wulfstan, a monk at Worcester Cathedral from 1040, was recommended for the position of bishop by visiting papal legates.
Land from the nearby Cathedral was used to build a new Norman motte and bailey castle on the bank of the River Severn.
Building work starts on Worcester Cathedral. Orchestrated by Bishop Wulfstan. (More Information to follow)
Wulfstan was bishop of Worcester. The location of his grave is not known.
The city of Worcester, its cathedral and castle were damaged by an accidental fire. ¹
Work began on the chapter-house of Worcester Cathedral. ¹
At Easter King Henry II, and his wife Eleanor, visited Worcester Cathedral and placed their crowns on the shrine of Wulfstan, vowing not to wear them again. ¹
Baldwin became the Bishop of Worcester after the death of Roger.
The devastating fire in this year caused so much damage to the cathedral that the building needed to be rebuilt. ¹
King John visited Worcester and gave funds for the rebuilding of the Cathedral after the devastating fire. ¹
King John's wishes were to be buried at the church at Worcester.This was done and King John's body was placed in a tomb at the centre of the Cathedral. ¹
At Worcester Cathedral work progressed on the vaults of the nave and crossing, the west front, north porch and east cloister until 1395. The work was desiged by the master mason John Clyve. ¹
Construction work began on the north and south cloisters of Worcester Cathedral and continued until 1432. ¹
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