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date: 04 March 2021

John of Beverley [St John of Beverley]locked

(d. 721)
  • D. M. Palliser


John of Beverley [St John of Beverley] (d. 721), bishop of York, was posthumously the focus of a major pilgrimage cult. He was known personally to Bede, who preserved almost all the contemporary evidence for John's life and work; many of the traditions about him are not recorded until after his canonization in 1037, and some are certainly unreliable....

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Surtees Society
English Historical Review
Oxford Medieval Texts
Canterbury and York Society
Bede, ed. and trans. B. Colgrave & R. A. B. Mynors, OMT (1969); repr. (1991)