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Stain and statesmanship

31 July 2015


DOUGLAS DALES tells the story of a tenth-century Archbishop of Canterbury who, in his 28 years as prelate, organised reform of monasteries, advised the king, and led the Church. Dunstan: Saint and statesman was also known for his musicianship, miracles, calligraphy, and artistic and creative ability. His coronation service was the basis of the rite used in 1953 (James Clarke & Co., £20; 978-0-227-17392-3)

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