From Lanfranc to the close of the thirteenth century, was the summer-time of the English religious houses.
Lanfranc, the first Norman archbishop, was granted the see in 1070.
He had many a secret conference with Lanfranc, who had been chief adviser and upholder of the invasion.
Eadmer also gives some description of the church raised by Lanfranc.
The contemporary church at Canterbury, built by the primate Lanfranc, was roofed in this way.
From the roads of Cæsar to the churches of Lanfranc, it had sought its meat from God.
Otherwise, Lanfranc was a protector of the oppressed, in which character he is introduced in the tale.
As to the crowning of his son William, he gave the final decision to Lanfranc.
Lanfranc ad hc miratus est, sed propter majores ecclesi Christi utilitates, quas sine rege perficere non potuit, ad tempus siluit.
Lanfranc, for example, had been the Conqueror's chief minister.