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The Saxon Cathedral at Canterbury and The Saxon Saints Buried Therein

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The Saxon Cathedral at Canterbury and The Saxon Saints Buried Therein  (1929) 
by Charles Cotton

THE SAXON CATHEDRAL AT

CANTERBURY AND THE

SAXON SAINTS BURIED

THEREIN


BY

CHARLES COTTON, O.B.E., F.R.C.P.E.

Hon. Librarian, Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury



MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
1929


MADE IN ENGLAND
All rights reserved


QUAM DILECTA TABERNACULA

How lovely and how loved, how full of grace,
The Lord the God of Hosts, His dwelling place!
How elect your
Architecture!
How serene your walls remain:
Never moved by,
Rather proved by
Wind, and storm, and surge, and rain!

Adam St. Victor, of the Twelfth Century.


CONTENTS

 (not listed in original)


chap.
page
I
Durovernum. Cantwarabyrig
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1
II
The Romano-British and Saxon Church
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12
III
The Church of Cuthbert
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25
IV
The Church of St. Odo
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32
V
St. Breogwine, Archbishop and Confessor, August 25
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40
VI
St. Feologild, Archbishop and Confessor, June 9
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43
VII
St. Plegmund, Archbishop and Confessor, August 2
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
46
VIII
St. Odo, Archbishop and Confessor, June 2
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
50
IX
St. Dunstan, Archbishop and Confessor, May 19
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
61
X
St. Elfric, Archbishop and Confessor
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
78
XI
St. Alphage, Archbishop and Martyr, April 19
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82
XII
1017–1067
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94
Appendix
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99
Bibliography
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105
Index
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107


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

opposite page
Map of Durovernum
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1
Plan of the Romano-British Church at Silchester
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page 7
Early Seal of Christ Church, Canterbury
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10
Foundations of the Romano-British Church at Silchester from the West
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12
Foundations of the Romano-British Church at Silchester from the East
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13
Conjectural Plan of the Saxon Cathedral at Canterbury
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14
Charter of Archbishop Athelard, a.d. 803
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44
Picture of Queen Ediva
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
52
Charter of King Edred written by Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, A.D. 949, recto
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54
Charter of King Edred written by Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, a.d. 949, verso
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55