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Very many of William's predecessors as Archbishop of Canterbury were monks, and were therefore "priest(s) who lived a communal life." I can well see how the blurb writers were thrown by the phrasing of the article, and the distinction between monks and canons is a matter of rather arcane ecclesiology [1][2][3]. I would suggest "the first Augustinian canon to become an English archbishop (or perhaps better "archbishop in England", as he was not English)" Augustinians#Canons_Regular or Canons regular could be the link for "Augustinian canon". Kevin McE (talk) 09:31, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

I'm not sure how many readers are going to think of all monks as being priests, but certainly the terminology is over my head and I don't have an opinion. User:Ealdgyth, thoughts? - Dank (push to talk) 15:45, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Not all monks are priests, but some are, and some of those that were became archbishops in England, and all live in community: that is sufficient to render the previous phrasing inaccurate. Kevin McE (talk) 07:30, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
Now I see ... I misunderstood your word "therefore". - Dank (push to talk) 18:48, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
I'm good with Kevin's suggestion. Ealdgyth - Talk 15:54, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Done. - Dank (push to talk) 16:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Unrelated issuesEdit

While we're here ... Kevin McE, for some discussions, my preference is to pick a page that's public but not very public (but if you'd prefer a different page, that's fine). As I mentioned, I wanted to deal with various issues one at a time ... and I think we've done that, at WP:ERRORS and various talk pages. So, if you still have questions about anything I've said over the last few weeks, please go ahead. I can start here: you did great work yesterday identifying problems with several blurbs, so thanks for that. - Dank (push to talk) 18:48, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Spread of Paris in 1070Edit

Corbeil may well be on the outskirts of Paris now, but according to our relevant article the population of Paris in 1000 CE was about 20,000. It is not tenable that by 1070 (approximate birth date of William) it had suburbs extending 28 km from the centre. Suggest "Born at Corbeil, south of (or near) Paris, he was educated as a theologian." Kevin McE (talk) 15:38, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for checking on that. "South" seems safe. - Dank (push to talk) 15:46, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
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