Windsor, Councils of

Windsor, Councils Of

(Concilium Windoriense, or Windleshorense). Windsor is a town in Berkshire, England, on the right bank of the Thames, twenty-three miles south-west of London. Its castle is the residence of the queen of England. Old Windsor is a mile and a half east-south-east of this, and was the royal residence during the Saxon dynasty. The present location was chosen by William the Conqueror. Two ecclesiastical councils have been held at Windsor, as follows:

I. Was held on Whit-Sunday, 1070, in which Agelric, bishop of the South Saxons, was deprived, and committed to prison at Marlborough; no crime was imputed to him, and the sole object of the proceeding seems to have been to make room for a Norman. Several abbots were in like manner deposed at the same time. See Johnson, Eccl. Canons, sub ann.; Mansi, Concil. 9:1203.

II. Was held April 26, 1114, in which Ralph, bishop of Rochester, was elected to the see of Canterbury, vacant during the five preceding years. See Mansi, Concil. 10:793; Landon, Manual of Councils, page 696.

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