Cynesige of Lichfield

Cynesige of Lichfield
Bishop of Lichfield
See Diocese of Lichfield
Appointed bet 946–949
Reign ended bet 963–964 (death)
Predecessor Ælfwine
Successor Wynsige
Consecration bet 946–949
Personal details
Died bet 963–964
Denomination Catholic

Cynesige (or Kynsy or Kinsey or Kinsius; died circa 963) was a medieval Bishop of Lichfield.

Cynesige was consecrated between 946 and 949 and died between 963 and 964.[1] He was a relative of Dunstan and left the king's court soon after the coronation of King Eadwig of England in January 956, along with Dunstan who was Abbot of Glastonbury at the time. The Life of Dunstan states that the reason the bishop and abbot were dismissed from court was that they denounced the new king and his new bride Ælfgifu.[2]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 218
  2. ^ Stafford Unification and Conquest pp. 47-48


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Stafford, Pauline (1989). Unification and Conquest: A Political and Social History of England in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries. London: Edward Arnold. ISBN 0-7131-6532-4. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Lichfield
c. 963–c. 963
Succeeded by

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