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Cuthbert, Archbishop of Canterbury

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was born in Mercia, of noble parents, and was high in favor with the king. In 736 he was appointed to the see of Hereford, and in 741 was translated to the see of Canter bury, and proceeded to Rome soon after. He seems to have agreed with Boniface, that the center of unity must be the see of Rome, and was ambitious of establishing this principle in the Church of England. He obtained the permission of the king to convene a synod, which in 747 met at Clovesho, and there lie carried many of his points; but the proposal to bring the Anglican Church under subjugation to the see of Rome, although noticed, was very quietly evaded. We hear very little of the provincial labors of Cuthbert after this council. He died in 758. See Hook, Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1:217 sq.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Cuthbert, Archbishop of Canterbury'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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