Beorwald abbot of Glastonbury, early in the 8th century, has been confounded erroneously with Beorhtwald, archbishop of Canterbury. All that is known of him is in connection with St. Boniface. He is said to have taken part in a West-Saxon synod, in which Boniface was sent to the archbishop of Canterbury, to make certain inquiries, between 710 and 716 (Willibald, Life of Boniface). There is a letter of archbishop Brihtwald to Forthere, bishop of Sherborne, begging him to order Beorwald to release a captive girl, which he had refused to do at the archbishop's personal request. In the list of the abbots of Glastonbury given by William of Malmesbury, he appears twice, first as Beorthwald the sixth, and again as Beorwald the seventh, abbot; but in the more ancient list he is placed fourth.

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