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(7th century),

monk and hermit. Reputedly the brother of Cenwalh, king of the West Saxons 643–74, Ethelwin was a hermit founder of the abbey of Athelney (Somerset). He was reputed to have suffered ill-health all his life, but to have been a marvellous posthumous healer of others' infirmities. Athelney was the centre of his cult. There seems no ancient authority for the date of his feast: Challoner gives 29 November.

G.P., p. 199; Stanton, p. 569.

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