Book 2, Chapter 8, Edwy the Fair from 955 AD to 975 – Dunstan
Such was the severe system which had obtained on the continent for nearly four centuries, and which had met with growing favour from the Roman hierarchy. Archbishop Odo wished to introduce it into England, but he was only partially successful. During his life another man was preparing himself to perfect the scheme. This was Dunstan, one of the most renowned English prelates before the Norman Conquest, and whose influence in both church and state was ‘such as to call for special remark. He was born near Glastonbury, in 925, in the reign of Edward the Elder. One of his uncles was Primate, another was Bishop of Winchester, and he was remotely allied to the royal family.
Chapter 8, Edwy the Fair
Chapter 8, Origin of Monasteries in England
Chapter 8, Dunstan
Sketch of Dunstan
Chapter 8, Archbishop Dunstan and the Clergy
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