Written by T.S. Westbrook
Published by Augustine Publishing Company 1987, booklet, paperback, 33 pages.
The author sketches the lives of three great English Catholic prelates responsible for the flowering of the Church in the Early Middle Ages.
Lanfranc, the first great archbishop and statesman of the Norman era, carried out a wholesale reform of the Church.
His successor, Saint Anselm, was called to resolve the sensitive issue between Church and State in the Middle Ages of the lay investiture of bishops and abbots.
In Nicholas Breakspeare, the English pope of humblest origins, the Church found a fearless champion of her rights, able to withstand the threats of the Holy Roman Emperor.