Bishop Gilbert of Hamar:A Norwich Cleric, Envoy and Administrator in Thirteenth-Century Norway

Ayers, Brian (2021) Bishop Gilbert of Hamar:A Norwich Cleric, Envoy and Administrator in Thirteenth-Century Norway. Collegium Medievale, 34. pp. 203-227. ISSN 2387-6700

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Abstract

Gilbertus Hamarensis (died 1287 and also known as Gilbertus Norvicensis ), a largely overlooked medieval ecclesiastic, is shown to have had a remarkable career: archdeacon of Shetland; chaplain to Håkon IV of Norway; envoy of the Norwe- gian king to Alexander III of Scotland; bishop of the Norwegian diocese of Hamar; suffragan bishop in Norfolk; probable author of theological works; pos- sible patron of scholars; and benefactor to Carmelite friaries. His trans-North Sea career is an example of the role that senior ecclesiastics in the 13th-century could play in international diplomacy, while contributions from archaeological, architectural and art-historical sources complement and contextualise the thin documentary record. An explanation is offered for the eclipse of his undoubted contemporary fame in Norwich.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: gilbert hamar norwich
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
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Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2024 16:30
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2024 16:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/95411
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