St. Cuthbert becomes Archbishop of Canterbury

Historical Context Note

Eoghan Ahern (University of Cambridge)
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Cuthbert, formerly bishop of Hereford, was appointed archbishop of Canterbury in this year; he would remain in the post for twenty years. The addressee of a letter from Boniface decrying abuses in the English church, he would convene a reforming council at


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Citation: Ahern, Eoghan. "St. Cuthbert becomes Archbishop of Canterbury". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 April 2016 [, accessed 12 June 2024.]

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