Event: Archiepiscopal see - division, Pallium-despatch/receipt/request, Papal advice/audience/decision/privilegeHadrian 3.dividing the see of Canterbury
||Pope Hadrian 3, of blessed memory, our predecessor, diminished contrary to custom the authority of the bishop of Canterbury, and by his authority confirmed the division into two archiepiscopal sees, to that we truly reply that he did this for no other reason than because your excellent king, Offa 7, testified in his letter that it was the united wish and unanimous petition of you all, both on account of the vast size of your lands and the extension of your kingdom, and also for many more reasons and advantages. For these reasons chiefly did the lord apostolic Hadrian 3 send the dignity of the pallium to the bishop of the Mercians [Hygeberht 1].
Hygeberht 1 is not mentioned by name in this source.
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(I, pope, 772-795)
(King of the Mercians, 757-796)
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