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Bernard , bishop of St David's

Died: 1148   Active: 1115-1148   

A Norman member of Henry I's court and chaplain to the queen, he was appointed to the bishopric of St David's by the king. Bernard was the founder of Whitland Abbey and was responsible for bringing Augustinian Canons to Carmarthen.

Sites associated with this person

Carmarthen Priory, Carmarthenshire (replaces Benedictines)

Carmarthen Priory, Carmarthenshire (founder)

Whitland Abbey, Carmarthenshire (founder)

Bibliographical sources

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Walker, David, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - Bishop Bernard of St David's (View website) (Subscription reqd.)