Death of Laurence, Second Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Christian History
Countries

Laurence, the second Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury, dies. Little is known about Laurence's background and it's not even if came with the original Christian mission to convert the Anglo-Saxons in 595 under Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury, or if he came later in 601.

What is known is that Augustine consecrated Laurence as archbishop before he died in order to ensure continuity in the church hierarchy, technically a violation of church laws. During Laurence's time as archbishop, King Aehelberht of Kent died and his son Eadbald abandoned Christianity, leading to a short return to Anglo-Saxon paganism.

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

John Ashcroft Implies Atheists Aren't Civilized at Religious Convention
 Boerne v. Flores: Court Rules RFRA is Unconstitutional
100,000 Japanese Americans Interned Until End of WWII

February History Calendar