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Ælfheah

(954—1012) archbishop of Canterbury


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(954–1012),

archbishop of Canterbury, was a monk at Deerhurst and at Bath before being appointed bishop of Winchester in 984. In 1006 he succeeded Ælfric as archbishop of Canterbury. A Danish host burned Canterbury in 1011 and took the archbishop prisoner: on 19 April 1012 at Greenwich he was battered to death. He was buried in St Paul's and then at Canterbury. He is recognized as a saint, usually as St Alphege.

Subjects: British History.


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