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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 Ordbet to Chertsey, and Cyneward to Milton.

(Ingram, p.94)

Bishop Ethelwold confronted the husbands of Winchester. He gave them the choice between their wives and their jobs, and when they all chose their wives they were drummed out of the cathedral to be replaced by a team of celibate monks from Abingdon.

(Lacey, p.169)