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  • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
    Celtic and Old English Saints 30 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Talaric, Bishop in Scotland * St. Illogan of Cornwall,
    Message 1 of 13 , Oct 28, 2011
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      Celtic and Old English Saints 30 October

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      * St. Talaric, Bishop in Scotland
      * St. Illogan of Cornwall, Confessor
      * St. Egelnoth the Good, Archbishop of Canterbury
      * St. Leofric, Earl of Mercia
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      St. Talaric of Scotland
      ------------------------------------------
      (also known as Talarican)
      6th century. A bishop, probably Pictish, in whose honour various
      Scottish churches were dedicated. Mentioned in the Aberdeen Breviary
      (Benedictines).


      St. Illogan of Cornwall, Confessor
      -------------------------------------------
      http://web.archive.org/web/20030416191344/www.saint-illogan.org.uk/saint.htm


      St. Egelnoth the Good
      -------------------------------------------
      (also known as Ethelnoth)
      Died 1038. The monk Saint Egelnoth of Glastonbury was consecrated
      archbishop of Canterbury in 1020 and served in that capacity until his
      death (Benedictines).


      St. Leofric, Earl of Mercia
      ----------------------------

      Leofric - Warlord & Visionary

      IN the year 1000 Warwickshire was well settled and cultivated, the county
      had over 100 more villages than exist today. These small settlements lived
      under a strict social code called feudalism. The ruling class was the
      ealdorman and thanes. There were freeholders, holding their own land and
      other freemen such as tradesmen, craftsmen, merchants and clergy. Below
      that the population consisted of serfs bonded to the lord and his land.
      The king was Aethelred the Unready (Unraed, meaning ill-advised), an
      ineffective but long-reigning king who failed to solve the Danish problem
      and continued paying them to stop them attacking the south of England.
      Aethelred ordered the massacre of the Danes on St Brices Day in 1002. This
      event provoked the invasion of England by King Sweyn and Thorkell the Tall.
      Aethelred fled but later returned.

      Into this world Leofric and Godiva were born. Leofric (Leof-dear, ric=ruler)
      was the third son of Leofwine, ealdorman of the Hwicca. As both his elder
      brothers were killed in battle Leofric succeeded his father, around the year
      in 1024. He describes himself as 'Dux' warlord in 1026. Being a nobleman of
      some note he soon became a close confidante of King Canute and acquired the
      title Earl of Mercia, making him one of the three most powerful men in Saxon
      England. Leofric, worked hard to keep the balance of power in the land,
      defending Edward the Confessor against the plots of the powerful Earl
      Godwin.

      Leofric was the power behind the succession of Harold I in 1035 and
      supported Hardicanute by putting down a revolt against him in
      Worcestershire, practically massacring the whole population of Worcester
      itself. Despite this harder side to Leofric he was noted as a pious, fair
      man, considered by many a saint for at the Chapel of Our Lady at
      Westminster, he with Edward the Confessor saw a vision of Christ reflected
      in a mirror held by the chaplain.

      In 1057 the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that, 'In this same year, on
      October 30, Earl Leofric passed away. He was very wise in all matters, both
      religious and secular, that benefitted this nation.' Leofric was brought
      from his hall in King's Bromley to Coventry to the monastery of St Mary, St
      Osburg and All Saints which he and Godiva had founded and here his body was
      laid to rest with great pomp and ceremony.

      Leofric's wife, Godiva (Godgifu - God's Gift) is one of the most famous
      women in the world, a name that has lasted the millennium. She was the
      sister of Thorold, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, and her parentage is unknown.
      Godiva was widowed around the year 1028 and it is believed she suffered an
      illness which she considered would be fatal, because at the time she was in
      communication with the Abbott of Ely and bequested property to the church,
      to ensure her place in heaven.She survived her illness and married Leofric,
      now Earl of Mercia possibly around 1035, when she was already a wealthy
      landowner. In looks Godiva is generally noted as being beautiful - the
      chronicler Ingulphus of Croyland describes her as the most beauteous of all
      women of her time. Praise indeed. Her close call with death enforced
      Godiva's religious beliefs and devotion to the Virgin Mary, much to the
      benefit of various religious establishments around the country. She and
      Leofric owned Coventry and much of the county and visited Coventry on a
      regular basis. The monastery they founded in Coventry in 1045 benefitted
      from endowments made by both. Godiva had her jewellery melted down and
      recast into religious images for the church founded in the name of her
      favourite deity.

      When Leofric died Godiva appears to have moved to Evesham, and endowed the
      church of the Holy Trinity and the monastery, now gone. Godiva stayed at the
      monastery and witnessed the destruction of her world after William the
      Conqueror destroyed the last Saxon king, Harold, on Senlac Hill in Hastings.
      Here in Evesham on September 10, 1067 Godiva died and as she is estimated to
      have been born on the turn of the millennium, she would have been around 67
      years of age. Godiva was buried in Evesham Abbey and although there is no
      historical evidence tradition has always stated that she was later
      re-interred in Coventry in the choir, opposite Leofric. On her death she
      ordered that her gold-jewelled chain be placed around the neck of the image
      of the Virgin in St Mary's, Coventry. those who came to pray she stated,
      should say a prayer for every stone in the chain.

      Leofric and Godiva had one son - it was claimed in the past that Hereward
      the Wake was also their son but this has long since been dismissed. Their
      only son was Aelfgar (Elf-spear), he became Earl of Mercia on Leofric's
      death in 1057 until his death in 1062. He was considered a womaniser and
      warrior, and was always being out-lawed, being considered a threat to the
      peace of the realm. Not averse to killing monks, he was apparently loved by
      those he governed. On his death he was interred in Coventry.

      http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/videos-pics/coventry-history/city-history/city-history-1250ad/2001/03/27/leofric-warlord-visionary-92746-11005520/


      Lives kindly supplied by:
      For All the Saints:
      http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
      These Lives are archived at:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
      *****************************************
    • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
      Celtic and Old English Saints 30 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Talaric, Bishop in Scotland * St. Illogan of Cornwall,
      Message 2 of 13 , Oct 29, 2012
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        Celtic and Old English Saints 30 October

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        * St. Talaric, Bishop in Scotland
        * St. Illogan of Cornwall, Confessor
        * St. Egelnoth the Good, Archbishop of Canterbury
        * St. Leofric, Earl of Mercia
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        St. Talaric of Scotland
        ------------------------------------------
        (also known as Talarican)
        6th century. A bishop, probably Pictish, in whose honour various
        Scottish churches were dedicated. Mentioned in the Aberdeen Breviary
        (Benedictines).


        St. Illogan of Cornwall, Confessor
        -------------------------------------------
        http://web.archive.org/web/20030416191344/www.saint-illogan.org.uk/saint.htm


        St. Egelnoth the Good
        -------------------------------------------
        (also known as Ethelnoth)
        Died 1038. The monk Saint Egelnoth of Glastonbury was consecrated
        archbishop of Canterbury in 1020 and served in that capacity until his
        death (Benedictines).


        St. Leofric, Earl of Mercia
        ----------------------------

        Leofric - Warlord & Visionary

        IN the year 1000 Warwickshire was well settled and cultivated, the county
        had over 100 more villages than exist today. These small settlements lived
        under a strict social code called feudalism. The ruling class was the
        ealdorman and thanes. There were freeholders, holding their own land and
        other freemen such as tradesmen, craftsmen, merchants and clergy. Below
        that the population consisted of serfs bonded to the lord and his land.
        The king was Aethelred the Unready (Unraed, meaning ill-advised), an
        ineffective but long-reigning king who failed to solve the Danish problem
        and continued paying them to stop them attacking the south of England.
        Aethelred ordered the massacre of the Danes on St Brices Day in 1002. This
        event provoked the invasion of England by King Sweyn and Thorkell the Tall.
        Aethelred fled but later returned.

        Into this world Leofric and Godiva were born. Leofric (Leof-dear, ric=ruler)
        was the third son of Leofwine, ealdorman of the Hwicca. As both his elder
        brothers were killed in battle Leofric succeeded his father, around the year
        in 1024. He describes himself as 'Dux' warlord in 1026. Being a nobleman of
        some note he soon became a close confidante of King Canute and acquired the
        title Earl of Mercia, making him one of the three most powerful men in Saxon
        England. Leofric, worked hard to keep the balance of power in the land,
        defending Edward the Confessor against the plots of the powerful Earl
        Godwin.

        Leofric was the power behind the succession of Harold I in 1035 and
        supported Hardicanute by putting down a revolt against him in
        Worcestershire, practically massacring the whole population of Worcester
        itself. Despite this harder side to Leofric he was noted as a pious, fair
        man, considered by many a saint for at the Chapel of Our Lady at
        Westminster, he with Edward the Confessor saw a vision of Christ reflected
        in a mirror held by the chaplain.

        In 1057 the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that, 'In this same year, on
        October 30, Earl Leofric passed away. He was very wise in all matters, both
        religious and secular, that benefitted this nation.' Leofric was brought
        from his hall in King's Bromley to Coventry to the monastery of St Mary, St
        Osburg and All Saints which he and Godiva had founded and here his body was
        laid to rest with great pomp and ceremony.

        Leofric's wife, Godiva (Godgifu - God's Gift) is one of the most famous
        women in the world, a name that has lasted the millennium. She was the
        sister of Thorold, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, and her parentage is unknown.
        Godiva was widowed around the year 1028 and it is believed she suffered an
        illness which she considered would be fatal, because at the time she was in
        communication with the Abbott of Ely and bequested property to the church,
        to ensure her place in heaven.She survived her illness and married Leofric,
        now Earl of Mercia possibly around 1035, when she was already a wealthy
        landowner. In looks Godiva is generally noted as being beautiful - the
        chronicler Ingulphus of Croyland describes her as the most beauteous of all
        women of her time. Praise indeed. Her close call with death enforced
        Godiva's religious beliefs and devotion to the Virgin Mary, much to the
        benefit of various religious establishments around the country. She and
        Leofric owned Coventry and much of the county and visited Coventry on a
        regular basis. The monastery they founded in Coventry in 1045 benefitted
        from endowments made by both. Godiva had her jewellery melted down and
        recast into religious images for the church founded in the name of her
        favourite deity.

        When Leofric died Godiva appears to have moved to Evesham, and endowed the
        church of the Holy Trinity and the monastery, now gone. Godiva stayed at the
        monastery and witnessed the destruction of her world after William the
        Conqueror destroyed the last Saxon king, Harold, on Senlac Hill in Hastings.
        Here in Evesham on September 10, 1067 Godiva died and as she is estimated to
        have been born on the turn of the millennium, she would have been around 67
        years of age. Godiva was buried in Evesham Abbey and although there is no
        historical evidence tradition has always stated that she was later
        re-interred in Coventry in the choir, opposite Leofric. On her death she
        ordered that her gold-jewelled chain be placed around the neck of the image
        of the Virgin in St Mary's, Coventry. those who came to pray she stated,
        should say a prayer for every stone in the chain.

        Leofric and Godiva had one son - it was claimed in the past that Hereward
        the Wake was also their son but this has long since been dismissed. Their
        only son was Aelfgar (Elf-spear), he became Earl of Mercia on Leofric's
        death in 1057 until his death in 1062. He was considered a womaniser and
        warrior, and was always being out-lawed, being considered a threat to the
        peace of the realm. Not averse to killing monks, he was apparently loved by
        those he governed. On his death he was interred in Coventry.

        http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/videos-pics/coventry-history/city-history/city-history-1250ad/2001/03/27/leofric-warlord-visionary-92746-11005520/


        Lives kindly supplied by:
        For All the Saints:
        http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
        *****************************************
      • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
        Celtic and Old English Saints 30 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Talaric, Bishop in Scotland * St. Illogan of Cornwall,
        Message 3 of 13 , Oct 29, 2013
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          Celtic and Old English Saints 30 October

          =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
          * St. Talaric, Bishop in Scotland
          * St. Illogan of Cornwall, Confessor
          * St. Egelnoth the Good, Archbishop of Canterbury
          * St. Leofric, Earl of Mercia
          =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


          St. Talaric of Scotland
          ------------------------------------------
          (also known as Talarican)
          6th century. A bishop, probably Pictish, in whose honour various
          Scottish churches were dedicated. Mentioned in the Aberdeen Breviary
          (Benedictines).


          St. Illogan of Cornwall, Confessor
          -------------------------------------------
          http://web.archive.org/web/20030416191344/www.saint-illogan.org.uk/saint.htm


          St. Egelnoth the Good
          -------------------------------------------
          (also known as Ethelnoth)
          Died 1038. The monk Saint Egelnoth of Glastonbury was consecrated
          archbishop of Canterbury in 1020 and served in that capacity until his
          death (Benedictines).


          St. Leofric, Earl of Mercia
          ----------------------------

          Leofric - Warlord & Visionary

          IN the year 1000 Warwickshire was well settled and cultivated, the county
          had over 100 more villages than exist today. These small settlements lived
          under a strict social code called feudalism. The ruling class was the
          ealdorman and thanes. There were freeholders, holding their own land and
          other freemen such as tradesmen, craftsmen, merchants and clergy. Below
          that the population consisted of serfs bonded to the lord and his land.
          The king was Aethelred the Unready (Unraed, meaning ill-advised), an
          ineffective but long-reigning king who failed to solve the Danish problem
          and continued paying them to stop them attacking the south of England.
          Aethelred ordered the massacre of the Danes on St Brices Day in 1002. This
          event provoked the invasion of England by King Sweyn and Thorkell the Tall.
          Aethelred fled but later returned.

          Into this world Leofric and Godiva were born. Leofric (Leof-dear, ric=ruler)
          was the third son of Leofwine, ealdorman of the Hwicca. As both his elder
          brothers were killed in battle Leofric succeeded his father, around the year
          in 1024. He describes himself as 'Dux' warlord in 1026. Being a nobleman of
          some note he soon became a close confidante of King Canute and acquired the
          title Earl of Mercia, making him one of the three most powerful men in Saxon
          England. Leofric, worked hard to keep the balance of power in the land,
          defending Edward the Confessor against the plots of the powerful Earl
          Godwin.

          Leofric was the power behind the succession of Harold I in 1035 and
          supported Hardicanute by putting down a revolt against him in
          Worcestershire, practically massacring the whole population of Worcester
          itself. Despite this harder side to Leofric he was noted as a pious, fair
          man, considered by many a saint for at the Chapel of Our Lady at
          Westminster, he with Edward the Confessor saw a vision of Christ reflected
          in a mirror held by the chaplain.

          In 1057 the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that, 'In this same year, on
          October 30, Earl Leofric passed away. He was very wise in all matters, both
          religious and secular, that benefitted this nation.' Leofric was brought
          from his hall in King's Bromley to Coventry to the monastery of St Mary, St
          Osburg and All Saints which he and Godiva had founded and here his body was
          laid to rest with great pomp and ceremony.

          Leofric's wife, Godiva (Godgifu - God's Gift) is one of the most famous
          women in the world, a name that has lasted the millennium. She was the
          sister of Thorold, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, and her parentage is unknown.
          Godiva was widowed around the year 1028 and it is believed she suffered an
          illness which she considered would be fatal, because at the time she was in
          communication with the Abbott of Ely and bequested property to the church,
          to ensure her place in heaven.She survived her illness and married Leofric,
          now Earl of Mercia possibly around 1035, when she was already a wealthy
          landowner. In looks Godiva is generally noted as being beautiful - the
          chronicler Ingulphus of Croyland describes her as the most beauteous of all
          women of her time. Praise indeed. Her close call with death enforced
          Godiva's religious beliefs and devotion to the Virgin Mary, much to the
          benefit of various religious establishments around the country. She and
          Leofric owned Coventry and much of the county and visited Coventry on a
          regular basis. The monastery they founded in Coventry in 1045 benefitted
          from endowments made by both. Godiva had her jewellery melted down and
          recast into religious images for the church founded in the name of her
          favourite deity.

          When Leofric died Godiva appears to have moved to Evesham, and endowed the
          church of the Holy Trinity and the monastery, now gone. Godiva stayed at the
          monastery and witnessed the destruction of her world after William the
          Conqueror destroyed the last Saxon king, Harold, on Senlac Hill in Hastings.
          Here in Evesham on September 10, 1067 Godiva died and as she is estimated to
          have been born on the turn of the millennium, she would have been around 67
          years of age. Godiva was buried in Evesham Abbey and although there is no
          historical evidence tradition has always stated that she was later
          re-interred in Coventry in the choir, opposite Leofric. On her death she
          ordered that her gold-jewelled chain be placed around the neck of the image
          of the Virgin in St Mary's, Coventry. those who came to pray she stated,
          should say a prayer for every stone in the chain.

          Leofric and Godiva had one son - it was claimed in the past that Hereward
          the Wake was also their son but this has long since been dismissed. Their
          only son was Aelfgar (Elf-spear), he became Earl of Mercia on Leofric's
          death in 1057 until his death in 1062. He was considered a womaniser and
          warrior, and was always being out-lawed, being considered a threat to the
          peace of the realm. Not averse to killing monks, he was apparently loved by
          those he governed. On his death he was interred in Coventry.

          http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/videos-pics/coventry-history/city-history/city-history-1250ad/2001/03/27/leofric-warlord-visionary-92746-11005520/

          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
          *****************************************
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