The Old English Martyrology

An Annotated Bibliography

Christine Rauer



Editions and Translations
Studies: Hagiography, Liturgy, Function
Studies: Date, Historical Background

Studies: Language, Style

Introductory Reading
Other Martyrologies
Persons Named in the Old English Martyrology
Links to Other Sites




'The conversion of England was thus effected by the landing of St Augustine in Thanet and other places, which resulted in the country being overrun by a Wave of Saints. Among these were St Ive, St Pancrea, the great St Bernard (originator of the clerical collar), St Bee, St Ebb, St Neot (who invented whisky), St Kit and St Kin, and the Venomous Bead (author of The Rosary). England was now divided into seven kingdoms and so ready were the English to become C. of E. that on one memorable occasion a whole Kingdom was easily converted by a sparrow.'

'Wave of Saints' from W. C. Sellar, R. J. Yeatman and J. Reynolds, 1066 and All That (by permission of Methuen Publishing)

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