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Lanfranc: Scholar, Monk, Archbishop

H. E. J. Cowdrey


Lanfranc of Pavia was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1070 to 1089, and so for nineteen critical years in the history of the Anglo-Norman church and kingdom after the Norman conquest of 1066. He came to Canterbury with long experience of intellectual and ecclesiastical currents in mid-11th-century western Europe. At first concerned with the liberal arts, after migrating to Normandy he turned to sacred study; he commented upon the Pauline Epistles and engaged Berengar of Tours in eucharistic controversy. He became prominent in the flourishing monastic life of Normandy at Bec and as abbot of Duke ... More

Keywords: Lanfranc, Pavia, abbot, monk, archbishop, Canterbury, Anglo-Norman church, liberal arts, Normandy, Pope Gregory VII

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199259601
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259601.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. E. J. Cowdrey, author
Emeritus Fellow, St Edmund Hall, Oxford