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Osketel, Archbishop of York
(Died AD 971)

Osketel, whose Danish name indicates the extent of the northern influence and settlement of these people, was a friend and coadjutor of St. Dunstan. In AD 950, he was made Bishop of Dorchester-on-Thames; and was translated to York, six years later. Little is known of him. A certain Edwold is said, by two chroniclers (Symeon of Durham and Stubbes), to have succeeded him upon his death on 1st November AD 971; but, if this was the case, he can have held the see but a short time.

Edited from Richard John King's "Handbook to the Cathedrals of England: Northern Division" (1903).

 

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