Alcester, Council, of

Alcester, Council, Of

(Conciliumn Alnense), in A.D. 709, was an imaginary council, resting solely on the legendary life of Ecgwin, bishop of Worcester, and founder of Evesham Abbey, by Brihtwald of Worcester (or Glastonbury). It was said to have been held to confirm the grants. made to Evesham (Wilkins, i, 72, 73; Mansi, xii, 182-189). Wilfrid of York, said to have been at the council, died June 23, 709.

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