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The Saints of Cornwall

Nicholas Orme


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Cornwall is famous for its saintly place-names: St Austell, St Germans, St Ives, and St Michael's Mount. This book explains why the Cornish honoured so many saints--some famous, some obscure--and how studying saints uncovers the history of the county in medieval times. It provides an account of every saint who was venerated in Cornwall up to the Reformation--the first time this has ever been done for an English county. Every relevant church, chapel, altar, image, and holy well is listed, together with every relevant writing, folk-story and festival, from the earliest times to the present day.

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780198207658, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 2000