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Saint Dunstan of Canterbury
Dunstan shoeing the Devil's hoof, as illustrated by George Cruikshank
Dunstan shoeing the Devil's hoof, as illustrated by George Cruikshank
Born 909, Baltonsborough, Somerset, England
Died 988, Canterbury, England
Major shrine Canterbury Cathedral (but also claimed by Glastonbury Abbey), both now destroyed
Feast May 19
Attributes gold cup; pincers; man holding a pair of smith's tongs; with a dove hovering near him; with a troop of angels before him
Patronage armourers; blacksmiths; blind people; Charlottetown, Canada; gold workers; goldsmiths; jewellers; lighthouse keepers; locksmiths; musicians; silver workers; silversmiths; swordsmiths

Dunstan (909May 19, 988) was an Archbishop of Canterbury (960988) who was later canonized as a saint. He gained fame for the many stories told about his cunning in dealing with the Devil. Download high resolution version (700x791, 149 KB) Dunstan and the Devil - Project Gutenberg eText 13978 - http://www. ... Download high resolution version (700x791, 149 KB) Dunstan and the Devil - Project Gutenberg eText 13978 - http://www. ... George Cruikshank (September 27, 1792 – February 1, 1878) was an English artist and caricaturist, well-known for his satirical illustrations of contemporary figures and events. ... This article is for the year 909. ... Baltonsborough is a village and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Events Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev marries Anna, sister of Byzantine emperor Basil II and converts to Christianity. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Eastern Orthodox shrine Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom. ... Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site. ... Glastonbury Abbey Glastonbury Abbey in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, now presents itself as traditionally the oldest above-ground Christian church in the World situated in the mystical land of Avalon by dating the founding of the community of monks at AD 63, the legendary visit of Joseph of Arimathea, who was... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with one or more saints, and referring to the day as that saints day. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (140th in leap years). ... Saint Quentin is the patron saint of locksmiths and is also invoked against coughs and sneezes. ... This article is for the year 909. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (140th in leap years). ... Events Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev marries Anna, sister of Byzantine emperor Basil II and converts to Christianity. ... The Archbishop of Canterbury is the spiritual leader and senior clergyman of the Church of England, recognized by convention as the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Events Edgar the Peaceable crowned King of England. ... Events Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev marries Anna, sister of Byzantine emperor Basil II and converts to Christianity. ... Icon of St. ... In traditional Christian iconography, Saints are often depicted as having halos. ... Satan frozen at the center of Cocytus, the ninth circle of Hell in Dantes Inferno. ...


He was born at Baltonsborough,[1] and lived for a while in the household of King Athelstan of England. He was pressured to leave the court some time later, when, after having alienated some court officials with his love of singing and reading, he was accused of being involved in black magic. He then lived with the Bishop of Winchester for a while thereafter, being persuaded by the bishop to become a monk. Baltonsborough is a village and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. ... For the East Anglian king christened Æthelstan, see Guthrum the Old. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Arms of the Bishop of Winchester The diocese of Winchester is one of the oldest and most important in England. ...


He began his monastic career as a hermit at nearby Glastonbury Abbey. He worked as a silversmith and in the scriptorium there. He was called back to court by King Edmund I of England, who made Dunstan one of his counselors and abbot of Glastonbury Abbey in 945. The abbey flourished under his administration, with a substantial extension of the irrigation system on the surrounding Somerset Levels. Dunstan was extremely influential under the reign of Edmund's successor, Edred of England, but his political fortunes floundered under the reign of his successor, Edwy of England. After allegedly critcizing Edwy for his personal conduct, Dunstan was forced to leave England. He went to Flanders, near Ghent, where he led a group of monks under the Rule of St Benedict. In 957. Edwy's brother Edgar spearheaded a revolt against Edwy and called Dunstan to return to England. On his return, in 957, Dunstan imported Benedictine customs, becoming bishop of Worcester and London in 959, and in 960 became Archbishop of Canterbury, under King Edgar of England. Having crowned Edgar in 973, he performed the same service for his successor, Edward the Martyr, and later for Ethelred the Unready. The service is still used as the basis for contemporary British coronations. Glastonbury Abbey Glastonbury Abbey in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, now presents itself as traditionally the oldest above-ground Christian church in the World situated in the mystical land of Avalon by dating the founding of the community of monks at AD 63, the legendary visit of Joseph of Arimathea, who was... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A Scriptorium was a room or building, usually within a Christian monastery where, during medieval times, manuscripts were written. ... Edmund I, or Edmund the Deed-Doer (Eadmund) (921–May 26, 946) was King of England from 939 until his death. ... Buwayhid dynasty takes control of Baghdad. ... The view towards Brent Knoll from Glastonbury Tor. ... King Edred or Eadred (c. ... Edwy All-Fair or Eadwig (941? – October 1, 959) was the King of England from 955 until his death. ... Flanders (Dutch: ) has several main meanings: the social, cultural and linguistical, scientific and educational, economical and political community of the Flemings; generally called the Flemish community (others refer to this as the Flemish nation) which is, with over 6 million inhabitants, the majority of all Belgians; the constituent governing institution... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province East Flanders Arrondissement Ghent Coordinates Area 156. ... St. ... King Edgar or Eadgar I ( 942 – July 8, 975) was the younger son of King Edmund I of England. ... Events Births Deaths Categories: 957 ... Munichs city symbol celebrates its founding by Benedictine monks—the origin of its name A Benedictine is a person who follows the Rule of St Benedict. ... The city of Worcester (pronounced Wuh-ster) is the county town of Worcestershire in England; the river Severn runs through the middle, with the citys large Worcester Cathedral overlooking the river. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Events October 1 - Edwy, king of England dies and is succeeded by his brother Edgar. ... Events Edgar the Peaceable crowned King of England. ... The Archbishop of Canterbury is the spiritual leader and senior clergyman of the Church of England, recognized by convention as the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... King Edgar or Eadgar I ( 942 – July 8, 975) was the younger son of King Edmund I of England. ... Events Edgar of England is crowned king by Saint Dunstan Births September 15 - Al_Biruni, mathematician († 1048) Abu al-Ala al-Maarri, poet Deaths May 7 - Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor Categories: 973 ... King Edward the Martyr or Eadweard II (c. ... Ethelred II (c. ...


Dunstan worked closely with the all the kings from Edgar through Ethelred the Unready, He actively preached respect for the King's law to the people and for the endowment of churches and monasteries to the Kings. The monks in his communities were taught to live in a spirit of self-sacrifice, and Dunstan actively enforced the law of celibacy whenever possible. He forbade the practices of selling ecclesial offices for money, referring to the practice as simony, and people appointing relatives to offices under their jurisdiction. He died on May 19, 988 and was accepted as a saint by the English people shortly thereafter. He was formally canonized in 1029. Ethelred II (c. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Simony is the ecclesiastical crime and personal sin of paying for offices or positions in the hierarchy of a church, named after Simon Magus, who appears in the Acts of the Apostles 8:18-24. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (140th in leap years). ... Events Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev marries Anna, sister of Byzantine emperor Basil II and converts to Christianity. ... Events Births July 2 - Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (d. ...


He functions as the patron saint of goldsmiths, and himself worked as a blacksmith, painter, and jeweller. English literature contains many references to him, for example in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and in this folk rhyme: Saint Quentin is the patron saint of locksmiths and is also invoked against coughs and sneezes. ... A goldsmith creating a new ring A goldsmith is a metalworker who specializes in working with precious metals, usually to make jewelry. ... A blacksmith A blacksmith at work A blacksmith at work A blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Jewellery (spelled jewelry in American English) consists of ornamental devices worn by persons, typically made with gems and precious metals. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Salman Rushdie is Indian, V.S... A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (commonly known as A Christmas Carol ) is what Charles Dickens described as his little Christmas Book and was first published on December 19, 1843 with illustrations by John Leech. ... Dickens redirects here. ...

St Dunstan, as the story goes,
Once pull'd the devil by the nose
With red-hot tongs, which made him roar,
That he was heard three miles or more.

From this the tongs have become a symbol of St Dunstan and are featured in the arms of Tower Hamlets. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a London borough to the east of the City of London and north of the River Thames in East London. ...


Another story relates how Dunstan nailed a horseshoe to the Devil's hoof when he was asked to reshod the Devil's horse. This caused the Devil great pain, and Dunstan only agreed to remove the shoe and release the Devil after he promised never to enter a place where a horseshoe is over the door. This is claimed as the origin of the lucky horseshoe.


The Church marks his feast day on May 19. The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with a saint, and referring to the day as the saints day of that saint. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (140th in leap years). ...

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Churches dedicated to St Dunstan

St Dunstans, Mayfield was founded in 960 CE by St Dunstan, who was then Archibishop of Canterbury. ... St. ... St Dunstan-in-the-East was an Anglican church located on St Dunstans Hill, half way between London Bridge and the Tower of London in the City of London. ... The church of St Dunstan-in-the-West is in Fleet Street in London. ...

Popular culture

  • In the Dark Horse Comics series Hellboy by Mike Mignola, the legend of St. Dunstan is referenced in the story Box Full of Evil (a two-issue tale included in the graphic novel The Right Hand of Doom). The story is embellished upon so that not only did St. Dunstan pinch the devil's nose with tongs, he also hammered the devil's head on an anvil before sealing him away in a box. A thousand years later, in the present day, the box and its key are recovered by the scam artist Igor Bromhead, who opens it. In doing so he unleashes its captive devil Ualac, a minor demon of Hell who covets Hellboy's Crown of the Apocalypse.
  • In Robertson Davies' novel Fifth Business, at the prompting of his lover, the protagonist changes his name from "Dunstable" to "Dunstan" Ramsay based on the saint's life and personality. Ramsay is meant to personify Saint Dunstan in the novel, especially considering the saint's meeting with the Devil.
  • Manly Wade Wellman often made reference to St. Dunstan in his stories. His occult detective character Judge Pursuivant carried a sword cane with a silver blade forged by the saint. A later character, John Thunstone, had even closer connections to the character. The name "Thunstone" was meant to evoke "Dunstan."
Religious Posts
Preceded by
Koenwald
Bishop of Worcester
957
Succeeded by
Oswald of Worcester
Preceded by
Byrrthelm
Bishop of London
958–960
Succeeded by
Aelstan
Preceded by
Aelfsige
Archbishop of Canterbury
960–988
Succeeded by
Æthelgar

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References

  1. ^ Dunning, Robert (1983). A History of Somerset. Chichester: Phillimore & Co. ISBN 0-85033-461-6. 
  • "Dunstan, St." Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd ed. 17 vols. Gale Research, 1998.

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