Friday, 30 October 2015

30th October - Æthelnoth the Good

Æthelnoth the good, son of Æthelmær the Stout, grandson of Æthelweard the Historian. Monk at Glastonbury, Archbishop in Canterbury, Chaplain to the King.

He was baptised by Dunstan, and a story was told at Glastonbury Abbey that as he was baptised his hand made a motion much like that an archbishop makes when blessing. Æthelnoth died in 1038 and was buried in Canterbury Cathedral. Æthelnoth was a remarkable man, “so thoroughly a product of Anglo-Saxon society … who become someone who worked closely with the Danish conqueror Cnut”