Edwold of Cerne

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(9th century),

hermit. Reputedly a brother of Edmund, king of East Anglia, he left his homeland to live as a hermit on a hill about four miles from Cerne (Dorset). He was said to have lived on bread and water, to have worked many miracles, and to have been buried in his cell. Later a monastery, dedicated to St Peter, was built near by, to which Edwold's body was translated. Feast: 29 August; translation, 12 August.

G.P., p. 185; N.L.A., i. 362–4; unpublished Life in B.L., MS. Sloane 1772.

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