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Dunstan : saint and statesman

Author: Douglas Dales
Publisher: Cambridge : James Clarke & Co., 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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St Dunstan of Canterbury (909-88) was the central figure in the development of English church and society after the death of King Alfred. Douglas Dales traces Dunstan's life beginning with his education at the great monastery of Glastonbury of which he became abbot. He was a central figure at the court of the kings of Wessex but was banished, partly because of his hostility to the king's mistresses, and went to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dales, Douglas.
Dunstan : Saint and Statesman.
Havertown : James Clarke & Co, ©2013
Named Person: Dunstan, Saint; Dunstan, Saint; Dunstan, Saint
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Dales
ISBN: 0227900804 9780227900802
OCLC Number: 849930982
Notes: Originally published in 1988 by The Lutterworth Press.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 201 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Glastonbury : AD 909-59 --
pt. 2. Canterbury : AD 960-88 --
pt. 3. The legacy : AD 989-1023.
Responsibility: Douglas Dales.

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The first major biography of the 10th century churchman who was Archbishop of Canterbury for twenty-eight years. Dunstan's achievements are set against the social and religious background of the day.  Read more...

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I amdeeply grateful to Douglas Dales for this comprehensively researched and elegantly written biography. I hope it does much to renew an interest in Dunstan and a period of English church history Read more...

 
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