(c. 909–88)
   Saint and Archbishop.
   A nephew of Athelm, Archbishop of Canterbury, Dunstan was born in Somerset. After he was ordained as a priest, he became a hermit and then in 939 he was installed as Abbot of Glastonbury.
   There he reformed the monastery and successfully established the Rule of St Benedict in England. In 957 he became Bishop of Worcester, was consecrated Bishop of London, and in 960 he was installed as Archbishop of Canterbury. Working with King Edgar, Dunstan brought about many improvements within the English Church, mainly through the reform of the monastic houses. In particular, he probably inspired the Regularis Concordia, the code of monastic observance drawn up in c. 970 by St ethelwold. He established new foundations at Peterborough, Ely and Thorney and he organised a system of tithes which ensured their financial security. In later centuries, Dunstan’s archiepiscopate was regarded as a golden age within the English Church.
   W. Stubbs (ed.), Memorials of St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (1874);
   E.S. Duckett, Saint Dunstan of Canterbury (1955).

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