St Dunstan

(c. 909—988) archbishop of Canterbury

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(c. 909–88),

Anglo-Saxon prelate. As Archbishop of Canterbury he introduced the strict Benedictine rule into England and succeeded in restoring monastic life. He is traditionally said to have been a metalworker. He is sometimes shown holding the devil by the nose with a pair of tongs, and his feast day is 19 May.

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