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Stigand (d. 1072), archbishop of Canterbury

H. E. J. Cowdrey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Stigand (d. 1072), archbishop of Canterbury, appears to have come from a substantial Anglo-Norse family with property in and around Norwich (his name is Norse while that of his brother Æthelmaer is English). He emerges in 1020 as the royal clerk to whom ...

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