John of Bridlington [St John of Bridlington, John Thwing]
- Michael J. Curley
John of Bridlington [St John of Bridlington, John Thwing] (c. 1320–1379), prior of Bridlington, was born in the Yorkshire village of Thwing in the Wolds, some 9 miles west of Bridlington, to a distinguished family with extensive landholdings in the East Riding. He showed signs of deep devotion to the church early in life, and took a vow of chastity at the age of twelve. Between the years 1336 and 1339 he studied at ...