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Virgin, is recorded by William Worcestre as the titular of a church near Crewkerne (Somerset); St Rayne's Hill, 2 miles west of the town, recalls this chapel today. She may have been a forgotten local saint, or else St Regina, an early martyr of Autun, who occurs on 7 September in the Roman Martyrology and the Martyrology of Jerome. Her implausible Legend is based on that of Margaret of Antioch.

C.M.H., pp. 492–3; F. Grignard, La Vie de sainte Reine d'Alise (1881, illustrated Legend); William Worcestre, pp. 122–3.

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