Cynewulf

d.783. Bishop of Lindisfarne. He was the tenth bishop (Aidan being the first), and his episcopate from 740 to 780 was easily the longest of that see. He incurred the displeasure of King Eadfrid because of the murder of a member of the royal family who had taken sanctuary on the island. He was imprisoned for two years, but was later reconciled to the king. He is probably to be identified with the Anglo-Saxon poet Cynewulf (see following entry), who flourished in the second half of the eighth century.