Laurence 2 (Male) Archbishop of Canterbury, 604x609-619
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Notes: N. P. Brooks, ?Laurence (d. 619)?, ODNB

Factoid List

Recorded Name (21)
Laurentius (21)
 Anon.VitGregorii  11
 Bede.HE  i.27
 Bede.HE  i.33
 Bede.HE  ii.7
 Bede.HE  ii.4
 Bede.HE  ii.5
 Bede.HE  ii.6
 S1   
 S4   
 S6   
 S228   
 S1244   
 ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.)
 Cenwulf.Ep  p. 128
 Bishops.Ep  p. 559
 BonifaceIV.Ep.B10   
 Alcuin.Ep  128 (p. 189 line 38)
 Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84
 Zacharias.Ep.T80  p. 173
 ASC (F)  619 F(OE and Lat.)
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 14v.5.ii
Personal Information (4)
piety (2)
 Bede.HE  ii.4 (beloved of God)
 Bede.HE  ii.6 (servant of Christ)
saintly status (2)
 Bede.HE  ii.7 (blessed)
 Alcuin.Ep  128 (p. 189 line 38) (most holy)
Office (26)
Archbishop (17)
 Bede.HE  ii.7
 Bede.HE  ii.4
 S6   
 S228   
 ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.) (Archbishop in Kent)
 ASC  616 F(Lat.) (Archbishop of Canterbury)
 Bishops.Ep  p. 559
 Alcuin.Ep  128 (p. 189 line 38)
 Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84
 ASC (F)  619 F(OE and Lat.)
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 14v.5.ii (Archbishop of the people of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList1    (archbishop of the city of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList2    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList3    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList4    (archbishop of the city of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList5    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.1.2
Bishop (7)
 Anon.VitGregorii  11
 Bede.HE  i.33
 Bede.HE  ii.4
 Bede.HE  ii.5
 S1   
 Cenwulf.Ep  p. 128
 BonifaceIV.Ep.B10   
Priest (2)
 Bede.HE  i.27
 S4   
Personal Relationship (4)
Laurence 2 Brother (Honorific kinship) of ~ (1)
 of Boniface 1: BonifaceIV.Ep.B10   
Laurence 2 Disciple (General relationship) of ~ (2)
 of Augustine 1: S6   
 of Gregory 1: Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84
Laurence 2 Successor (General relationship) of ~ (1)
 of Augustine 1: ASC  616 AE
Event (29)
Advice/counsel (1)
 Laurence 2-Justus 1-Mellitus 1.letter to Irish bishops and abbots: Laurence 2, Justus 1 and Mellitus 1 beseeched and warned Anonymi 614 to keep the unity of peace and of catholic observance with the Church of Christ.: Bede.HE  ii.4
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of archbishop (3)
 Augustine 1.appointing Laurence 2 as his successor: Augustine 1 appointed Laurence 2 as his successor to the archdiocese of Canterbury: S6   
 Laurence 2.succession: Augustine 1 was succeeded by Laurence 2 [as the archbishop of Canterbury], for five years.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.1.2
 Mellitus 1.elevation to archiepiscopacy: After him [sc. Laurence 2] Mellitus 1 acceded to the archbishopric.: ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.) (619)
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of bishop (3)
 Augustine 1.consecration of Laurence 2: Augustine 1 consecrated Laurence 2 during his lifetime lest, when he was dead, the church might begin to falter if deprived of its shepherd even for an hour.: Bede.HE  ii.4
 Augustine 1.episcopal elevation of Laurence 2: Laurence 2 was consecrated bishop by Augustine 1. : Bishops.Ep  p. 559
 Laurence 2.episcopal consecration: Laurence 2 is said to have been consecrated by Mellitus 1.: Anon.VitGregorii  11
Baptism (2)
 Eadbald 2.baptism: [Eadbald 2] was baptized.: ASC (E)  616 E (624)
 Laurence 2.baptizing Eadbald 2: Laurence 2 baptized Eadbald 2 after much teaching: S6   
Burial (2)
 Augustine 1.burial: Augustine 1 was buried in Canterbury, in the basilica of St. Peter: Cenwulf.Ep  p. 128
 Laurence 2.burial: Laurence 2 was buried beside Augustine 1 [E: on 4 nones of February (= 2 February)].: ASC  616 AE
Charter-witnessing (3)
 S228 - Cenwealh 2 granting privileges to Sherborne 1: Cenwealh 2, king, to the see of Sherborne 1; grant of exemption from secular dues: S228    (671)
 S4 - Æthelberht 3 granting land to Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: Æthelberht 3 granted land in Kent to the church of Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: S4    (605)
 S6 - Eadbald 2 granting land to Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: Eadbald 2 granted land to the minster of Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1 [St Augustine's, Canterbury]: S6    (618)
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (1)
 Laurence 2.dedication of Canterbury church to St Peter and St Paul: The church was consecrated by Laurence 2: Bede.HE  i.33
Conversion (2)
 Augustine 1.conversion of Æthelberht 3: Augustine 1 converted Æthelberht 3 and his kingdom: S6   
 Eadbald 2.conversion: When Laurence 2 told Eadbald 2 about his vision of St Peter and showed him the marks of his stripes, the king banned all idolatrous worship, accepted the Christian faith and was baptized.: Bede.HE  ii.6
Correspondence (1)
 Boniface 1.letters to Laurence 2 and Æthelberht 3: Boniface 1 sent letters to Laurence 2 and all the clergy, as well as a letter to Æthelberht 3.: Bede.HE  ii.4
Council-meeting, ecclesiastical (1)
 Augustine 1-others.synod: A synod of the church of the Saxons, held in London and convoked by Augustine 1, Laurence 2, Justus 1 and Mellitus 1, declared that the union between a man and a woman related in the third grade would be incestuous.: Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84 ([605])
Death/dying (1)
 Laurence 2.death: Here Laurence 2 passed away.: ASC (F)  619 F(OE and Lat.) (619)
Decision-making (1)
 Laurence 2.vision of scourging by apostle Peter: When Laurence 2 had decided to go overseas, he had a vision of the apostle Peter scourging him at night.: ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.) (616)
Desertion, of see (1)
 Laurence 2.proposal to leave his see: Laurence 2 had wished to leave his see.: Alcuin.Ep  128
Dreaming/seeing vision/revelation (2)
 Laurence 2.vision of St Peter: When Laurence 2 was about to follow Justus 1 and Mellitus 1 to Gaul, he ordered a bed to be prepared in the church. As he slept, St Peter appeared to him and scourged him hard and long, telling him to follow his example and not abandon his flock.: Bede.HE  ii.6
 Laurence 2.vision of scourging by apostle Peter: When Laurence 2 had decided to go overseas, he had a vision of the apostle Peter scourging him at night.: ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.) (616)
Freeing from dues (1)
 S228 - Cenwealh 2 granting privileges to Sherborne 1: Cenwealh 2, king, to the see of Sherborne 1; grant of exemption from secular dues: S228    (671)
Grant and Gift (4)
 S228 - Cenwealh 2 granting privileges to Sherborne 1: Cenwealh 2, king, to the see of Sherborne 1; grant of exemption from secular dues: S228    (671)
 S4 - Æthelberht 3 granting land to Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: Æthelberht 3 granted land in Kent to the church of Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: S4    (605)
 S6 - Eadbald 2 granting land to Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: Eadbald 2 granted land to the minster of Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1 [St Augustine's, Canterbury]: S6    (618)
 Æthelberht 3.granting land to Rochester, St Andrew's 1: Æthelberht 3 granted land near Rochester to the church of Rochester, St Andrew's 1: S1    (604)
Journey (2)
 Gregory 1.despatch of Augustine 1 and others to England: Gregory 1 despatched Augustine 1 and others to England.: Anon.VitGregorii  11
 Laurence 2-Peter 4.journey to Rome: Augustine 1 sent to Rome the priest Laurence 2 and the monk Peter 4 to inform the Gregory 1 that the English race had received the faith of Christ and that he himself had been made their bishop.: Bede.HE  i.27
Law-making/legislation (1)
 Augustine 1-others.synod: A synod of the church of the Saxons, held in London and convoked by Augustine 1, Laurence 2, Justus 1 and Mellitus 1, declared that the union between a man and a woman related in the third grade would be incestuous.: Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84 ([605])
Marriage (1)
 Augustine 1-others.synod: A synod of the church of the Saxons, held in London and convoked by Augustine 1, Laurence 2, Justus 1 and Mellitus 1, declared that the union between a man and a woman related in the third grade would be incestuous.: Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84 ([605])
Message-sending (3)
 Boniface 1.letters to Laurence 2 and Æthelberht 3: Boniface 1 sent letters to Laurence 2 and all the clergy, as well as a letter to Æthelberht 3.: Bede.HE  ii.4
 Laurence 2-Justus 1-Mellitus 1.letter to Irish bishops and abbots: Laurence 2, Justus 1 and Mellitus 1 beseeched and warned Anonymi 614 to keep the unity of peace and of catholic observance with the Church of Christ.: Bede.HE  ii.4
 Laurence 2-Peter 4.journey to Rome: Augustine 1 sent to Rome the priest Laurence 2 and the monk Peter 4 to inform the Gregory 1 that the English race had received the faith of Christ and that he himself had been made their bishop.: Bede.HE  i.27
Miracle (1)
 Eadbald 2.conversion: When Laurence 2 told Eadbald 2 about his vision of St Peter and showed him the marks of his stripes, the king banned all idolatrous worship, accepted the Christian faith and was baptized.: Bede.HE  ii.6
Mission/mission-sending (1)
 Gregory 1.despatch of Augustine 1 and others to England: Gregory 1 despatched Augustine 1 and others to England.: Anon.VitGregorii  11
Ordering (1)
 Laurence 2.vision of St Peter: When Laurence 2 was about to follow Justus 1 and Mellitus 1 to Gaul, he ordered a bed to be prepared in the church. As he slept, St Peter appeared to him and scourged him hard and long, telling him to follow his example and not abandon his flock.: Bede.HE  ii.6
Reporting (2)
 Eadbald 2.conversion: When Laurence 2 told Eadbald 2 about his vision of St Peter and showed him the marks of his stripes, the king banned all idolatrous worship, accepted the Christian faith and was baptized.: Bede.HE  ii.6
 Laurence 2-Peter 4.journey to Rome: Augustine 1 sent to Rome the priest Laurence 2 and the monk Peter 4 to inform the Gregory 1 that the English race had received the faith of Christ and that he himself had been made their bishop.: Bede.HE  i.27
Retirement (1)
 Laurence 2.proposal to leave his see: Laurence 2 had wished to leave his see.: Alcuin.Ep  128
Factoids linked indirectly to Laurence 2 (4)
Education (1)
 Eadbald 2: Laurence 2 prepared Eadbald 2 for baptism: S6   
Authorship (2)
Bede 1:  Bede 1 wrote about miracles of Laurence 2: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.1.2
Goscelin 1:  [Laurence 2's] miracles, and those of the others whom Bede 1 treated only cursory, no doubt for fear of boring his readers, were written up, as far as accounts from the past could give him information, by one Goscelin 1.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.1.2
Office (1)
Archbishop of Laurence 2 (1)
 Mellitus 1: ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.)