Archbishop Wulfstan, Homilist and Statesman

@article{Whitelock1942ArchbishopWH,
  title={Archbishop Wulfstan, Homilist and Statesman},
  author={Dorothy Whitelock},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  year={1942},
  volume={24},
  pages={25 - 45}
}
  • D. Whitelock
  • Published 1 December 1942
  • History, Linguistics
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
When Wulfstan II, archbishop of York from 1002 and bishop of Worcester from 1002 to 1016, alias Lupus episcopus, died at York on 28 May 1023, his body was taken for burial to the monastery of Ely, in accordance with his wishes. From the twelfth-century historian of this abbey we get the only mediaeval account of the prelate, a brief, and in some respects unreliable, account. Among other things, it states that miracles were worked at his tomb, but there is no hint elsewhere that Wulfstan had any… 
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