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Archbishops of Canterbury (597–2015)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/92878

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The office of archbishop of Canterbury dates from the arrival in 597 of the first official Christian mission to the Anglo-Saxons, sent from Rome by Pope Gregory the Great. Monks led by Augustine settled in Canterbury, the administrative centre of Æthelberht, king of Kent, and established a cathedral (...

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