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Aethelgar began his ecclesiastical career as a monk at Glastonbury and Abingdon (964).

Abbot of Newminster (964) - the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records the event as thus:
This year drove King Edgar the priests of Winchester out of the old minster, and also out of the new minster; and from Chertsey; and from Milton; and replaced them with monks. And he appointed Ethelgar abbot to the new minster, and Ordbert to Chertsey, and Cyneward to Milton.

Bishop of Selsey - the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records the event as thus:
In this year was Ethelgar consecrated bishop, on the sixth day before the nones of May, to the bishopric of Selsey.

Archbishop of Canterbury (988-990) - the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records the event as thus:
... ... and Dunstan, the holy archbishop, departed this life, and sought a heavenly one. Bishop Ethelgar succeeded him in the archbishopric; but he lived only a little while after, namely, one year and three months.

"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."
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