Ælfheah was born in 953 A.D. and died #onthisday 19th April 1012 A.D. was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Winchester and later the Archbishop of Canterbury. He became a anchorite and he was also elected to be an abbot at Bath Abbey.

His reputation for his sanctity and piety lead to a promotion to the Episcopate which made him an Archbishop.

He was captured by the Viking raiders in 1101 A.D. and killed by them in the following year which for refusing to allow himself to be ransomed. Ælfheah was canonized as a saint in 1078 A.D.

 

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