Dunstan becomes Archbishop of Canterbury (46 words)

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Earlier Abbot of Glastonbury, and Bishop of London and Worcester, Dunstan was one of the most important Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastical figures of the tenth century, and played a leading role in the Benedictine Reform movement.

For more information see our entry on 'Saint Dunstan', by Stewart Brookes.

Dance, Richard William. "Dunstan becomes Archbishop of Canterbury". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 September 2015
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