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St Ursula

(fl. c. 440) martyr


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A legendary British saint and martyr, said to have been put to death with 11,000 virgins after being captured by Huns near Cologne while on a pilgrimage. The legend probably developed from an incident of the 4th century or earlier. Her feast day is 21 October.

Subjects: Christianity.


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