St Boniface as historian: a continental perspective on the organization of the early Anglo-Saxon church

@article{Flechner2012StBA,
  title={St Boniface as historian: a continental perspective on the organization of the early Anglo-Saxon church},
  author={Roy Flechner},
  journal={Anglo-Saxon England},
  year={2012},
  volume={41},
  pages={41 - 62}
}
  • R. Flechner
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • History
  • Anglo-Saxon England
Abstract Boniface and Bede relied for the most part on the same sources of information for learning about the early Anglo-Saxon church, yet their accounts differ on a number of crucial points pertaining to church organization and the importance of London as an ecclesiastical centre. The present article takes a close look at Boniface's methods of conducting research into the past, and asks how they compared with Bede's. By focusing on Boniface's account of an early-seventh-century Lundunensis… 

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