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Ulfrid

(d. 1028)


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(d. 1028),

martyr. This Englishman was one of those who evangelized Sweden like Sigfrid and others. After considerable success he met his end after attacking idolatry and breaking up a statue of Thor with an axe. He was then lynched by the crowd who witnessed this, and his body was thrown into a marsh. Feast: 18 January.

Stanton, pp. 24–5.

Subjects: Christianity.


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