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date: 18 January 2021

Augustine [St Augustine]locked

(d. 604)
  • Henry Mayr-Harting


Augustine [St Augustine] (d. 604), missionary and archbishop of Canterbury, was the leader of the first official Christian mission to the Anglo-Saxons. He was sent by Pope Gregory the Great, arrived in Kent in 597, and became the first archbishop of Canterbury. Nothing is known of his parentage or antecedents, beyond that he was a monk, presumably of ...

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Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Epistolae [ in quarto]
Bede, ed. and trans. B. Colgrave & R. A. B. Mynors, OMT (1969); repr. (1991)