Gregory the Great as ‘Apostle of the English’ in Post-Conquest Canterbury

@article{Hayward2004GregoryTG,
  title={Gregory the Great as ‘Apostle of the English’ in Post-Conquest Canterbury},
  author={P. Hayward},
  journal={The Journal of Ecclesiastical History},
  year={2004},
  volume={55},
  pages={19 - 57}
}
  • P. Hayward
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • History
  • The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Offering a new interpretation of the sermon ‘De ordinatione beati Gregorii anglorum apostoli’, a text preserved in Eadmer's ‘personal manuscript’ (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS 371), this article argues that the cult of St Gregory the Great was promoted by Archbishop Lanfranc (1070–89) and Archbishop Anselm (1093–1109) in order to undermine the pretensions to apostolic rank of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury. It draws attention to the existence of a hitherto unrecognised but major… Expand
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