Life of St. Edward the Confessor

Life of St. Edward the Confessor


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Life of St. Edward the Confessor by Aelred of Rievaulx

When Henry II came to the throne of England, he was hailed as the one who broughtto an end the divisions caused by the Norman conquest, for both the Saxon and Norman royal lines met in him. To promote this newfound unity, the cult of King Edward the Confessor was promoted, culminating in his canonization in 1161. Shortly afterwards, on October 13, 1163, the new saint's body was solemnly enshrined in Westminster Abbey. On this occasion the honor of preparing the sermon was given to Aelred, the revered Abbot of Rievaulx. On the same occasion, Aelred undertook to write the life of St. Edward, and this is the text now first presented in English.

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ISBN-13: 9781901157758
Publisher: Saint Austin Press
Publication date: 11/28/1997
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.76(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.38(d)

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