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Piran [St Piran]locked

(supp. fl. 6th cent.)
  • Caroline Brett


Piran [St Piran] (supp.fl. 6th cent.), holy man, had a strong cult in medieval Cornwall and Brittany; unfortunately nothing is known about his life with any certitude. The surviving Latin life of St Piran was probably produced at Exeter in the thirteenth century and is preserved in the fourteenth-century ...

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P. H. Sawyer, , Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks (1968)