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Cynesige [St Cynesige, Kynsige]locked

(d. 1060)
  • Janet Cooper


Cynesige [St Cynesige, Kynsige] (d. 1060), archbishop of York, seems to have come from the eastern Danelaw, perhaps from Rutland where he inherited the manor of Tinwell. He is said to have been born by caesarean section, but the story was probably invented to supply a miraculous start to the life of a man who was later honoured as a saint at ...

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D. Whitelock, D. C. Douglas, & S. I. Tucker, eds. and trans., (1961)