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St. Bregwin, Archbishop of Canterbury
(Died AD 764)

Bregwin was a Continental Saxon by birth. The fame of the schools with which the labours of Theodore and Hadrian had enriched England drew Bregwin from his native land. In England, his learning and holiness won for him high esteem and, in AD 759, he was called to occupy the chair of Augustine. He received the pallium from Pope Paul I, two years later.

Bregwin was a correspondent of St. Lull, Archbishop of Mainz, with whom he became friends while on a visit to Rome. He apparently held a church synod during his archiepiscopate, but little else is known of him. He died on 24th August AD 764.

Edited from G.M. Bevan's "Portraits of the Archbishops of Canterbury" (1908).

 

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