The Life of Bishop Wilfrid Paperback

by Eddius Stephanus;

In Stock - Usually dispatched within 4 days


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £34.99 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

The Life of Bishop Wilfrid

Full Product Description

The Life of Wilfrid offers us a graphic portrait of one of the most forceful characters in the history of the English Church: a man courageous and energetic yet at the same time litigious, ostentatious and overbearing, his life punctuated by restless travels and the most violent quarrels. Of noble birth, Wilfrid (c.634-709) gained his first experience of monastic life as a boy at Lindisfarne. Thereafter we find him at various times, crossing Gaul, staying in Lyons, visiting Rome, back in England at York, Ripon or Hexham, preaching to heathens in Sussex or Frisia, quarrelling with kings and bishops, imprisoned in Northumbria, again in Rome seeking papal support for his claims, founding monasteries in the Midlands and at last, in his old age, reconciled to those with whom he had earlier quarrelled so bitterly. Partisan but highly detailed, the Life was probably written within a decade of the saint's death. It is a remarkable account of a powerful personality who aroused affection and dislike in almost equal proportions.

The Life of Bishop Wilfrid by Eddius Stephanus was published by Cambridge University Press in September 1985 and is our 60079th best seller. The ISBN for The Life of Bishop Wilfrid is 9780521313872.

Go to Basket

Reviews of The Life of Bishop Wilfrid

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Go to Basket

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about The Life of Bishop Wilfrid.


Details for The Life of Bishop Wilfrid

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (September 1985)
Number of Pages216
Thickness13 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1192186
Page last updated 22nd May 2018
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer