Cyneuulf (Cynewulf, Cynwulf, Cymwlf, Chenewlf, or Kimuulf-, Lat. Cynewulfus. Cyneuulfus, Conuulfus, Cunwulfus, Conwulfus, Cinewsulfus, or Kineulfus) was consecrated bishop of Lindisfarnie, A.D. 740. In 750 he fell under the displeasure of Eadberht, king of Northumbria, for giving shelter to prince Offa, who had taken sanctuary at Lindisfarne. The monastery was besieged, and Cynewulf imprisoned at Bamborough, the charge of his diocese having been delegated to Friothubert, bishop of Hexham. He was released, and in A.D. 780, worn out with years and labor, made Higbald his deputy in the bishopric, with the assent of the congregation. He spent the remainder of his days in retirement, and died 783.

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