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Bega [St Bega] (supp. fl. late 7th cent.), abbess of Hartlepool, was a legendary Irish saint, supposedly active in northern England in the seventh century. Her life and miracles are described in an anonymous account, probably written at the priory of St Bees...

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Gwenfrewi [St Gwenfrewi, Winefrith, Winifred] (fl. c. 650), nun, is the patron of Holywell and Gwytherin. Her relics were translated to Shrewsbury in 1138, but even before that date she appears to have had an English as well as a Welsh cult. The form of her name given in Latin texts, even in the strongly Welsh ...

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Ursula [St Ursula] (fl. mid-5th cent.), martyr, was venerated at Cologne, but is traditionally supposed to be of British birth. Although various legends—vitae, passiones, miracula, accounts of translations—form the predominant body of source material, there does exist a concrete object with which consideration of ...