Adrian of May

(d. 875)

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(d. 875),

martyr. Probably an Irish missionary bishop, Adrian was killed with many English companions, possibly latter-day disciples of Acca, by Danes on the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth. David I, king of Scotland, built a monastery there which he gave to the Benedictine monks of Reading; later they were replaced by canons from St Andrews. The Isle of May became a notable pilgrimage centre. Feast: 4 March.

K.S.S., pp. 266–8;B.L.S., iii. 43.

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