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Of the thousands of saints created by the Catholic Church many have a special relevance to British history, either through popular acceptance and worship or because of their direct involvement in the development of Christianity in the British Isles.This book tells the life stories of the more familiar saints, the associated folklore, the patronage, the emblems, the place names, the shrines and the festivals. There is a calendar of saints' days.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747804758
ISBN-10: 0747804753
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 113mm x 4mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Vince

John Vince has written many books and articles about bygone England and the countryside. He has a particular interest in ancient crafts and industries and he collects and restores rural bygones.

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