Ælfric, St Edmund, and St Edwold

This article examines the hagiography of the little-known St Edwold, who was associated with Cerne Abbas in Dorset. It traces his cult back to the 1060s, and conjectures that it was known to Ælfric and that this influenced his decision to write a life of Edwold’s brother, St Edmund.

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Reference: Mark Faulkner , ‘Ælfric, St Edmund and St Edwold of Cerne’, Medium Ævum 77 (2008), 1-9.