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.

Citation: Dance, Richard William. "Dunstan becomes Archbishop of Canterbury". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 September 2015 [, accessed 20 January 2022.]

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