Event: Expulsion, Monastic reform, OrderingĘthelwold 1.expulsion of canons from Old Minster

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Description Ęthelwold 1 expelled from the Old Minster the blasphemous canons and replaced them with monks from Abingdon. Wulfstan 16 was sent by the king to help Ęthelwold 1 in this matter. He ordered the canons to choose one of two courses: either to give place to the monks or to take the habit of monastic order.
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Up to his time there had been no monks in England, except those dwelling at Glastonbury and Abingdon.

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