Ælfric of Abingdon (Old English: Ælfrīc; died 16 November 1005), also known as Ælfric of Wessex, was a late 10th-century Archbishop of Canterbury. He previously held the offices of abbot of St Albans Abbey and Bishop of Ramsbury, as well as likely being the abbot of Abingdon Abbey. After his election to Canterbury, he continued to hold the bishopric of Ramsbury along with the archbishopric of Canterbury until his death in 1005. Ælfric may have altered the composition of Canterbury's cathedral chapter by changing the clergy serving in the cathedral from secular clergy to monks. In his will he left a ship to King Æthelred II of England as well as more ships to other legatees.
How would Ælfric be described?
Ælfric would be described as Archbishop of Canterbury in the late 10th century.
When died Ælfric?
Ælfric died 16.11.1005.
What is Ælfric subject of?
Ælfric is subject of 10th-century births, People from Abingdon-on-Thames, 1005 deaths, Abbots of St Albans, 10th-century Christian saints, 10th-century archbishops, 11th-century archbishops, Archbishops of Canterbury, Kentish saints and Bishops of Ramsbury (ancient).
What is the gender of Ælfric?
Ælfric is male.