Jan 19 – Wulfstan of Worcester

Jan 19 - Wulfstan of Worcester

Wulfstan of Worcester
Bishop
19 January 1095

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From the Satucket Lectionary

When William the Norman conquered England in 1066, he replaced most of the native Anglo-Saxon bishops with clergy from his own Normandy. The most conspicuous exception was Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester (pronounced “Wooster”), who had been a supporter of the Anglo-Saxon King Harold, but who submitted to William after Harold’s death, and became one of the King’s most trusted advisors. He is best remembered for his opposition to the slave trade in western England.

 

by James Kiefer

More information about Wulfstan of Worcester (who should not be confused with the slightly earlier Wulfstan, Archbishop of York) may be found on a site about the Norman conquest.

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