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Aldred, or Ealred, a monk of Winchester, who rose to be Abbot of Tavistock, and Bishop of Worcester, with which office he desired to combine in 1060 the Archbishopric of York, but the Pope objected. Aldred, accompanied by Tosti, Earl of Northumberland, visited Rome, and on undertaking to resign Worcester received his pall. On the death of Edward the Confessor he transferred his allegiance to Harold, and, when Harold was slain, at once attached himself to William, whom he crowned at Westminster. Soon after the capture of York by William (1069), he died of weariness and disappointment at the failure of his hopes.