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date: 15 October 2019

Gwenfrewi [St Gwenfrewi, Winefrith, Winifred]locked

(fl. c. 650)
  • T. M. Charles-Edwards

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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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