A. SECULAR CLERGY
A.1.1 Canterbury, Ælfric, archbishop of (995–1005)
Ælfric(us) archiep(iscopu)s. 10r1a(69) s. xi/s. xii–s. xiiin (1099 × 1113)
Possibly the Archbishop of Canterbury, elected 21 April 995 and died 16 November 1005, who was the first abbot of the refounded St Albans, from c. 969, and bishop of Ramsbury from 991 × 993. (HRH I, p. 64; HBC, pp. 214, 220; Emma Mason, ‘Ælfric (d. 1005)’, ODNB, s.n.); or, more likely, Ælfric, archbishop of York (see A.1.14).
A.1.2 Canterbury, Æthelnoth, archbishop of (1020–38)
Ægelnoð archiep(iscopu)s. 10r1a(6) s. xi/s. xii–s. xiiin (1099 × 1113)
Archbishop, consecrated 13 November 1020, died 28/9 October or 1 November 1038 (Clark, BLA, p. 308; HBC, p. 214). Son of Æthelmær, ealdorman of the western shires, and grandson of Ealdorman Æthelweard, the chronicler, he became a monk of Glastonbury. He was Dean of Christ Church at the time of his election as archbishop in 1020. He managed good relations with King Cnut, even though the reign had begun with the execution of his brother and the exile of his brother-in-law. Politically useful to Cnut, he obtained the king's support for Glastonbury and Christ Church. He initially refused to consecrate Cnut's son, Harold Harefoot, in 1036, but did so following Harold's election as king in 1037 (Emma Mason, ‘‘‘Æthelnoth (d. 1038)’’’, ODNB, s.n.).
A.1.3 Canterbury, Eadsige, archbishop of (1038–50)
Ezig ep(iscopu)s 10r1a(68) s. xi/s. xii–s. xiiin (1099 × 1113)
Archbishop from 1038 until his death on 29 October 1050, but was suffragan bishop in Kent and is said to have had his see at the church of St Martin, Canterbury, from 1035 (Whitelock, ScPN, p. 132; HBC, p. 214). One of Cnut's priests, he became a monk of Christ Church Canterbury c. 1030. Possibly, he crowned Harthacnut and certainly crowned Edward the Confessor on 3 April 1043 (William Hun, 1050)’, rev. Mary Frances Smith, ODNB, s.n.).
A.1.4 Canterbury, Leofing, archbishop of (1013–1020)
Leuing archiep(iscopu)s. 10r1a(65) s. xi/s. xii–s. xiiin (1099 × 1113)
Archbishop between 1013 and 12 June 1020. He was translated from Wells to succeed Archbishop Ælfheah, murdered at Canterbury during the Danish invasion (HBC, p. 214).