Thurgot


Thurgot

Thurgot (or Turgot) was the first "Norman" Bishop of Saint Andrews (then called "Cell Rígmonaid", and "Kilrymont" by Scoto-Normans). [This name in the form "Cill Rimhinn" is still used in modern Scottish Gaelic] He had previously been the Prior of the Benedictine convent of Durham Cathedral, and was probably the confessor of Margaret of Wessex, the Anglo-Saxon second wife of Malcolm III of Scotland (Máel Coluim mac Donnchada), and hence probably known to King Alexander I and Prince David of the Cumbrians (later David I) since childhood. It was Thurgot who wrote the "Vita Sancte Margarete", the hagiographical life of the queen. According to Symeon of Durham, he was elected to the Bishopric in 1107. Two years later, he was consecrated by Thomas II, Archbishop of York. Thurgot died at Durham on 31 August 1115.

References

*Dowden, John, "The Bishops of Scotland", ed. J. Maitland Thomson, (Glasgow, 1912), pp. 1-3
*Veitch, Kenneth, "Replanting Paradise: Alexander I and the Reform of Religious Life in Scotland", in "The Innes Review", 52, (Autumn, 2001), pp. 136–166


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