Whitby, Synod of
Whitby, Synod of
A conference at the monastery of St. Hilda at Whitby or Streanoeshalch. King Oswy with Bishops Colman and Chad represented the Celtic tradition; Alchfrid, son of Oswy, and Bishops Wilfrid and Agilbert that of Rome

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  • Whitby — infobox UK place country = England official name= Whitby latitude = 54.4858 longitude = 0.6206 civil parish = Whitby population = 13,594 (2001 census) shire district = Scarborough region = Yorkshire and the Humber shire county = North Yorkshire… …   Wikipedia

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