Ansgar was successful in the proceedings, and his cause was then brought before the Thing (or Assembly) for deliberation.
In 846, Bremen was united to Hamburg and Ansgar was made archbishop.
Father Ansgar was dead of the strange swift pestilence that was called in 1348 the Black Death.
So I sat in the church of Ansgar among the other heathen and heard somewhat.
Ansgar started in the year of 830, accompanied by Witmar, also of the Corvey convent.
Accordingly in 829 Ansgar, expelled from Denmark, went to Sweden where he laboured two years with some success.
In 848 Ansgar made a pompous visit to Sweden again with costly presents and letters, and reopened the field for missionary work.
After having built churches and baptized a great number, Ansgar returned home, leaving behind Erimbert, a relative of Gauzberts.
William retired to Berkhamsted, and is said to have sent a private message to Ansgar asking for his support.