Cyneweard of Glastonbury

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Bishop of Wells
Province Canterbury
Installedc. 973 or 974
Term ended975
Predecessor Byrhthelm
Successor Sigar
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Died28 June 975
Previous post(s) Abbot of Milton

Cyneweard (died 975) was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Wells. He was a monk of Glastonbury Abbey [1] before becoming abbot of Milton Abbey in 964. [2] He was consecrated bishop of the Diocese of Wells in about 973 or 974, and died in office on 28 June 975. [3] His death is mentioned in the short Old English poem "The Death of King Edgar", [4] which occurs in the entry for 975 of two of the manuscripts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle .



  1. Knowles Monastic Order in England p. 65 note 3
  2. Knowles, et al. Heads of Religious Houses p. 56
  3. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 222
  4. Bragg Lyric Speakers p. 70

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Bishop of Wells
c. 973–975
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