The Saints of Cornwall

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Author: Nicholas Orme

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019154289X

Category: History

Page: 320

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Cornwall is unique among English counties, though similar to other Celtic lands, in its religious history. Its churches, chapels, and place-names commemorated not only the major saints of Christendom, but also many minor 'Celtic' ones, unique to single churches. This book breaks new ground by considering them all, comprehensively and in detail. The introduction explains how the cults came into existence, and how they shed light on early Christianity in the county. It follows their history up to the Reformation, and shows how popular devotion to the saints lingered even in the eighteenth century. The main part of the book provides a history of every known religious cult in Cornwall from the sixth century AD to the Reformation, with relevant information about its later history down to the present day. Every known site is identified (church, chapel, altar, image, holy well, or other outdoor feature), and every written source is discussed (saint's Life, liturgical commemoration, and calendar festival). This is the first time that a complete inventory of cults has been produced for an area as large as an English county. The work also includes many saints venerated in Brittany, Wales and England, and makes copious references to all three countries. It provides a major resource in the fields of medieval Church history, Reformation studies, folklore, and Celtic studies, as well as the history of Cornwall.

The Saints of Cornwall

Saints of North Cornwall. Part six

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Author: Gilbert Hunter Doble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781861430472

Category: Christian saints

Page: 144

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The Lives of the British Saints

The Saints of Wales and Cornwall and Such Irish Saints as Have Dedications in Britain

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Author: Sabine Baring-Gould,John Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian saints

Page: N.A

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Nicholas Roscarrock's Lives of the saints

Cornwall and Devon

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Author: Nicholas Roscarrock,Cambridge University Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

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The Medieval Cult of St Petroc

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Author: Karen Jankulak

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851157771

Category: History

Page: 263

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The saint's cult casts light on relations between Cornwall and Brittany - and Henry II's empire - in the 12th century.

The Age of the Saints

A Monograph of Early Christianity in Cornwall, with the Legends of the Cornish Saints and an Introd. Illustrative of the Ethnology of the District

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Author: William Copeland Borlase

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian saints, Cornish

Page: 208

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Celtic Saints of Western Britain

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Author: Nic Phillips

Publisher: Avalonia

ISBN: 9781905297887

Category: History

Page: 180

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Celtic Saints of Western Britain is an exceptional exploration of the lives and deeds of many of the saints of Wales, Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Included are better known saints such as David, Nectan, Michael and Piran, as well as some of the more enigmatic figures, such as Cuby, Helen, Just and Morwenna. Author and artist Nic Phillips successfully brings the saints to life - both by recounting the stories of these mystical, dramatic, humorous, and sometimes argumentative characters and through his distinctive, full-colour illustrations inspired by pilgrimages through the sacred landscape of their world. Drawing on historical and archaeological research, as well as medieval hagiographies, place names and folk remembrances the reader is invited to explore the saints within the Celtic landscape they inhabited. They travelled widely, and their lives were often tangled in a complex web of family connections, teachers and acquaintances. We find the Irish saints Brigid and Patrick celebrated in the south-west of England, alongside biblical figures such as the archangel Michael; and Joseph of Arimathea, who according to local legend, founded Britain's first church at Glastonbury. Occupying an imperative place in the Celtic world, the lives of the saints were filled with miracle and magic, sacrifice and compassion. Nic Phillips clearly demonstrates their enduring power as teachers, through the humanity and virtue they embody. About the Author: Nic Phillips is an English artist and writer with a degree in History and Archaeology from Cardiff University. He spent 12 years in Wales, before moving to Glastonbury, Somerset, to work at one of his most cherished heritage destinations, Glastonbury Abbey. Nic began exploring the landscape of the West Country from a young age with regular holidays in Cornwall which would eventually inspire some of the paintings herein and the book which followed. After illustrating two tarot decks with Kim Huggens exploring the Divine Masculine and Feminine, entitled Sol Invictus and Pistis Sophia, Nic developed his art on a larger scale. He launched Nic Phillips Sacred Art and studying and creating Eastern inspired icons, alongside depictions of the Goddess, as well as numerous saints, in a distinctive modern style.

The Lives of the British Saints

The Saints of Wales, Cornwall and Irish Saints

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Author: Sabine Baring-Gould,John Fisher

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766187672

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 488

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English Church Dedications

With a Survey of Cornwall and Devon

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Author: Nicholas Orme

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859895163

Category: History

Page: 248

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People assume that parish church dedications are ancient, but many of those in use today are inventions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the original dedications were entirely different. This startling discovery reveals fresh information about the history of English parish churches and throws light on religion in England in all periods of history. Part One of English Church Dedications is a general history of Church dedications in England from Roman times to the present day. Part Two provides a gazetteer of dedications in Cornwall and Devon, with dates and references, showing how far each one can be traced back and what changes and misunderstandings have occurred. It offers totally new evidence about the Cornish saints and provides a guide and model for similar research in other counties.

Butler's Lives of the Saints

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Author: Alban Butler

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814629031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 625

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"This is indeed true: if the saints and blesseds collected here share one overarching characteristic it is to have put their love of God to work for their fellow men and women as they saw fit - through austerity of life, contemplative prayer, or myriad embodiments of what we would now call social work. They are holy examples to us because they lived and died for others, for us."--BOOK JACKET.

A Book of Cornwall

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Author: Sabine Baring-Gould

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 341

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Celebrating the Saints

Daily spiritual readings for the calendars of the Church of England, the Church of Ireland, the Scottish Episcopal Church & the Church in Wales

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Author: Robert Atwell

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 1848258828

Category: Religion

Page: 592

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For every major feast, saint’s day and commemoration in the calendars of the Anglican churches of the UK, this liturgical resource and spiritual companion offers a feast of readings that reflects the richness, depth and variety of the Christian tradition from the earliest years of the church to the present day. Writings from across the centuries represent the Eastern, Western, Roman and Celtic traditions and constitute a vibrant history of Christianity manifested in the lives of hundreds of holy men and women as diverse as first century martyrs, or twentieth century social reformers. A complementary volume to Exciting Holiness which provides scripture readings and prayers for the calendar, this is now updated to include the additional commemorations in the Church of England’s calendar of saints.

A History of the County of Cornwall

Religious history to 1560

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Author: Nicholas Orme,Oliver James Padel

Publisher: Victoria County History

ISBN: 9781904356127

Category: History

Page: 335

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First survey of the religious history of Cornwall, from the county's Romano-British origins to the sixteenth century.

A History of Cornwall

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Author: F. E. Halliday

Publisher: House of Stratus Limited

ISBN: 9780755118786

Category: History

Page: 400

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This classic history of Cornwall provides a comprehensive review of Britain s most south-westerly county. With absorbing detail, Halliday relates the story of the Bronze Age stone circles and Iron Age citadels; the coming of the Saints; the dissolution of the monasteries and the Tudor rebellions; the Armada and the war with Spain; the preaching of John Wesley; the making of the railway; and into this fascinating pattern of the centuries he weaves the two threads of the sea and Cornish tin. In this clear and vibrant account, Halliday skilfully illustrates what makes this historic county so exceptional."