(c. 1008-Jan. 18, 1095). Bishop of Worcester during the Norman Conquest. He was born in Long Itchington, near Warwick, England, and educated at the monastic schools at Evesham and Peterborough. Wulfstan was ordained between 1033 and 1038. He became a monk at Worcester, where he later became prior. On Sept. 8, 1062, he was consecrated Bishop of Worcester and served there until his death. He submitted to William the Conqueror at Berkhamstead in 1066, and thus was able to retain his see. As a supporter of William the Conqueror and William II, he helped the church in England in its transition from Anglo-Saxon Christianity to Anglo-Norman Christianity. Wulfstan was canonized in 1203. He is commemorated in the Episcopal calendar of the church year on Jan. 19.
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