Wulfstan was archbishop of York at a time of the great national crisis. The Viking attacks of the tenth and eleventh centuries had overthrown the ancient West Saxon dynasty of King Æthelred the Unready (978-1016) and established the Dane, Cnut (1016-35), upon the English throne. Wulfstan was a spiritual leader of immense influence in troubled times, serving both Æthelred and Cnut as a powerful royal adviser. Wulfstan’s sermons and other writings illuminate the intimate bond between politics and religion at this time. This lecture will explore the life of Archbishop Wulfstan of York and his role as a church leader and bishop under Æthelred and Cnut.

When | Thursday 9th March, 2023, 7.30 - 9.30pm

Where | Alban Room (St Albans Cathedral) & Online via Zoom Webinar

Cost | £10 (£6 students)

Tutor | Professor Katy Cubitt, Professor Emerita of Medieval History, University of East Anglia

Image from The Chronicle of Abingdon, c.1220. MS Cott. Claude B.VI folio 87, verso, The British Library. Image in the Public Domain. 

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