Ælfheah of Canterbury
Ælfheah was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Winchester, later Archbishop of Canterbury. He was captured by Viking raiders in 1011 during the Siege of Canterbury and killed by them the following year. Thomas Becket prayed to him just before his own murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.
About Ælfheah of Canterbury in brief
Ælfheah was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Winchester, later Archbishop of Canterbury. He was captured by Viking raiders in 1011 during the Siege of Canterbury and killed by them the following year after refusing to allow himself to be ransomed. He furthered the cult of Dunstan and also encouraged learning. Ælf heah was canonised as a saint in 1078. Thomas Becket prayed to him just before his own murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. The account of his death appears in the E- Saxon Chronicle: The Church of Alfege, reputedly on the site of St Fege’s Church in Greenwich, Greenwich, England, on 19 April 1012. The original version of this article incorrectly stated that the name of the church was St Fefege. We are happy to clarify this, and apologise for any confusion this may have caused.
We would like to make clear that we are referring to the Church of alfege and not to Alphege in any way as a whole. We also wish to clarify that the church of alphege is not the same as St FeFege, as this is a different name for a different church in the same region of England. We apologise for this error and would also like to point out that we have never claimed to have been in contact with Alfefege in the first place. The church of Alfege is located at Greenwich, in London, on the banks of the River Thames, and was once owned by the Earl of Greenwich. The name of AlFege is now used to refer to the church at Greenwich.
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