Ethelgar archbishop of Canterbury, was educated at Glastonbury, where he was a favorite pupil. In 964 he was appointed abbot of Newminster at Winchester, and on May 2, 980, he was consecrated to the see of Selsey. For more than eight years Ethelgar was bishop of Selsey. In 988 he was translated to the see of Canterbury. All hopes and expectations seem to have been disappointed by his death, December 3, 989. See Hook, Lives of the Abps. of Canterbury, 1:428 sq.