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This Celtic saint began his career as a simple shepherd boy. He entred the monastery of Melrose in 651 and in 664 became prior of Lindisfarne
He was Bishop of Lindisfarne twice, and a hermit on the Farne Islands
His relics were moved to Durham Cathedral in 1104
This Day in British History
26 October, 899
Death of Alfred the Great
King Alfred the Great dies, and is succeeded by his son Edward, known to history as Edward the Elder.