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Lewinna

(d. c. 685)


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(d. c.685),

hermit and martyr. There is no contemporary record of her life, but her relics were discovered in a Sussex church which belonged to Bergues (near Dunkirk) and translated to another church, variously identified as Seaford or Alfriston. Feast: 24 July.

AA.SS. Iul. V (1727), 608–27; B. T. A., iii. 174–5; Bibl. SS., vii. 1354–5; L. E. Whatmore, St Lewinna: East Sussex Martyr (1979).

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