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(8th century),

abbot of Evesham in the time of Offa, king of Mercia (757–96), in some of whose charters his name appears. Virtually nothing is known of his life, but a cult flourished. This, like that of other obscure Anglo-Saxon saints, was an object of suspicion to Lanfranc and to Norman bishops and abbots. At Evesham his relics, with those of other local saints, were put to an ordeal by fire in 1077. From this they emerged, we are told, quite unscathed, and at the translation which followed soon after they seemed to shine like gold. It was also regarded as a miracle that his shrine escaped all damage when the church tower fell in 1207. His name is found in two Litanies from Evesham. Feast: 19 August.

W. D. Macray (ed.), Chronicon Monasterii de Evesham (R.S., 1863), pp. 323–4, 335–6;Stanton, pp. 399–400.

Subjects: Christianity.

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