The Images of St Dunstan
Tim Tatton-Brown reviews the picture of one of Anglo-Saxon England's best-known saints built up at a major exhibition in Canterbury for the millennium of his death.
One thousand years ago on may 19th one of the greatest of all the Archbishops of Canterbury, Dunstan, died. This exceptional man had, for nearly fifty years, dominated the ecclesiastical life of England. But Dunstan was above all a monk, and with his two colleagues, Ethelwold and Oswald, he was responsible for giving to England the reformed pattern of Benedictine monasticism which was to survive and flourish for 600 years, until swept away by Henry VIII.
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