People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/3/6 (ESC, no. 39)

King Alexander to Ralph, archbishop of Canterbury; writes that Eadmer had asked king for permission to give up the position as bishop. The king and his council asked that Eadmer remain until they could benefit from advice of king of England and Archbishop Ralph, to which Eadmer insisted that he would not stay unless held captive.
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Dating Notes
'In the same year in which Ralph, archbishop of Canterbury, returned from foreign parts to England (it was the 1120th year from the incarnation of the word of God)'. _SAEC_, 138.
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ESC, no. 39
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ESC, no. 39
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Charter type
Letter (correspondence)

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
1120 Writes to Ralph, archbishop of Canterbury concerning Eadmer, bishop of St Andrews yes