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Biography of Dunstan

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924 - Dunstan born near Glastonbury, England. English abbot, celebrated archbishop of Canterbury, and a chief adviser to the kings of Wessex, who is best known for the major monastic reforms that Dunstan effected.

Of noble birth, Dunstan was educated by Irish monks and visitors at Glastonbury. Later Dunstan entered first the household of his uncle, Archbishop Aethelhelm of Canterbury, and then the court of Athelstan, king of the English.

Maliciously accused of practicing the black arts, Dunstan took refuge with his kinsman Aelfheah (Elphege), bishop of Winchester, who influenced him to become a monk and later ordained him. 943 - Dunstan then lived as a hermit at Glastonbury, where Dunstan learned various crafts and music until Athelstan's successor, Edmund I, recalled Dunstan as one of his counsellors.

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