Death of Laurence, Second Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury

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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.

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