Jaenbert archbishop of Canterbury, received his education at St. Augustine's, 'and was consecrated at Canterbury, February 2, 766, by Egbert, archbishop of York. The great event of this episcopate is the conversion of the bishopric of Lichfield into a metropolitan see by Offa, king of Mercia, and the consequent spoliation, with the loss of dominion, authority, and dignity, of the archbishop of Canterbury. There was much to render the last years of Jaenbert's life melancholy, for the prospects of his country were gloomy in the extreme. Thwarted and discomfited to the last, Jaenbert perceived that his orders to be buried at St. Augustine's would not be obeyed by his chapter if he died without the walls of the monastery, and he therefore sought an asylum in the place endeared to him by the recollection of younger and happier days. He commanded his stone coffin to be prepared; his episcopal robes were arranged by his bedside; his soul was comforted by the psalms sung and the Scriptures read to him by brethren who could sympathize with him in his fallen fortunes. He died August 11, 790. See Hook, Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1:242 sq.

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