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Archbishop Wulfstan
1009 - 1095

Archbishop of York and Bishop of Worcester, author of influential civil and ecclesiastical legal codes and a number of homilies, especially including Sermo Lupi ad Anglos ("Wulf's Address to the English", c. 1014 AD), a fierce denunciation of the morals of his time.


There is also a need that each should understand where he came from and what he is -- and what will become of him.

quoted in The Year 1000 by Robert Lacy and Danny Danziger, Little, Brown and Co.
... they mumbled through their jaws where they should have cried out; also through foul pride of the people and through gluttony and manifold sins they destroyed their land and they themselves perished.

c. 1014 AD - describing the history of the Britons in Sermo Lupi ad Anglos
It is no wonder that there is mishap among us: because we know full well that now for many years men have too often not cared what they did by word or deed.

c. 1014 AD - from Sermo Lupi ad Anglos