Ethelred archbishop of Canterbury, is said to have been bishop in Wiltshire before his appointment to Canterbury in 870. He was educated at the monastery of St. Augustine. After his appointment to the see, he went immediately to Rome for the pallium, as was required in those days. During Ethelred's administration it is said that Cameliac came to Canterbury to be consecrated by him to the see of Llandaff. This plainly shows that the spiritual supremacy of the English Church already extended, at least, over the south-eastern part of Wales. In the episcopate of Ethelred, the same Church gave proof of its revived energy, by opening a communication with the Christians of the far East, especially with those then existing in India. These things occurred towards the close of Ethelred's life. He was cordial in his cooperation with the king, and took many steps towards the reformation of the Church. To him also is due, at least, the merit of carrying into effect the will of the sovereign. He died in 889. See Hook, Lives of the Abps. of Canterbury, 1:298 sq.

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