Death of Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Founder of English Church

Death of Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Founder of English Church

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Saint Augustine of Canterbury dies, but not before consecrating Laurence as archbishop to ensure continuity in the church hierarchy, technically a violation of church laws.

A Benedictine monk, Augustine of Canterbury was picked by Pope Gregory the Great to evangelize Britain and convert King Aethelberht of the Kingdom of Kent.

Because of his success, Augustine of Canterbury will become known as the "Apostle to the English" and founder of the English Church.

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