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Beocca and Hethor


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Monks and martyrs of Chertsey (Surrey),

killed by the Danes in 870. The memory of these monks, supposed to be as many as ninety, was kept alive in fragmentary chronicles and by William of Malmesbury. Their deaths, like those of monks of Peterborough, Bardney, Ely, and Crowland, were believed to be the work of the same Danish army as that which killed Edmund of East Anglia. It seems unlikely that the number of the monks concerned is accurate. Feast: 10 April.

G.P., p. 143;R.P.S.;C.S.P.

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