The Saints of Cornwall


Author: Nicholas Orme

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019154289X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5499

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.

Nicholas Roscarrock's Lives of the saints

Cornwall and Devon


Author: Nicholas Roscarrock,Cambridge University Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

View: 7678

The Saints of Cornwall

Saints of North Cornwall. Part six


Author: Gilbert Hunter Doble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781861430472

Category: Christian saints

Page: 144

View: 4185

The Lives of the British Saints: The Saints of Wales and Cornwall and Such Irish Saints as Have Dedications in Britain;


Author: Sabine Baring-Gould,John Fisher,Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (Lond

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376410860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

View: 2826

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Medieval Cult of St Petroc


Author: Karen Jankulak

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851157771

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 6156

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

The Lives of the British Saints

The Saints of Wales, Cornwall and Irish Saints


Author: Sabine Baring-Gould,John Fisher

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766187672

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 488

View: 2129

The Age of the Saints

A Monograph of Early Christianity in Cornwall, With the Legends of the Cornish Saints and an Introduction Illustrative of the Ethnology of the District (Classic Reprint)


Author: William Copeland Borlase

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780267958610

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 1901

Excerpt from The Age of the Saints: A Monograph of Early Christianity in Cornwall, With the Legends of the Cornish Saints and an Introduction Illustrative of the Ethnology of the District The frontispiece of this work, so pleasingly executed by Mr. Mcfadden, after an original drawing1 made by Dr. William borlase, the Cornish historian and the Author's great-great-grandfather, in the middle of the last century, represents a monument second to none in the county of Cornwall for the interest it possesses for the archaeologist. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Butler's Lives of the Saints: August


Author: Alban Butler,Paul Burns

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780860122579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1420

For more than two centuries, "Butler's" has been one of the best known, most widely consulted hagiographies. In its brief and authoritative entries, readers can find a wealth of knowledge on the lives and deeds of the saints, as well as their ecclesiastical and historical importance since canonization.

English Church Dedications

With a Survey of Cornwall and Devon


Author: Nicholas Orme

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859895163

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 2900

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.

Celtic Saints of Western Britain


Author: Nic Phillips

Publisher: Avalonia

ISBN: 9781905297887

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 9138

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.

Orthodox Saints of the British Isles

Volume III — July - September


Author: Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall

Publisher: St. Eadfrith Press

ISBN: 0692257667

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 5587

This is the first, and only, compendium to be written of the Lives of Orthodox Saints of the British Isles. Covering July through September, this third of four volumes provides an enlightening guide to another 158 of these inspiring and historic Orthodox men and women. These saints were not only key figures in the development of the Church; they are an intrinsic part of the fabric of the history of the British Isles, and by extension the entire Western world. As St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco reminded us, the West was Orthodox for a thousand years; he believed that in whatever land an Orthodox Christian found himself, it was his responsibility to venerate and pray to its national and local Saints. Orthodox Saints of the British Isles offers readers from all backgrounds insight into the importance of these righteous men and women. Filled with the Grace of God, from the most humble monks to the most devout martyrs and powerful kings, their faith influenced the development and spread of Christianity not just in the British Isles, but throughout the western world.

The Wrekening

An Ancient Mirrors Tale


Author: Jayel Gibson

Publisher: BookPros, LLC

ISBN: 9781933538303

Category: Fiction

Page: 427

View: 4637

The wrekening (the first book of the Ancient Mirrors tales) is an epic fantasy adventure focusing on friendships, loyalties and the ultimate power that lies inside every human.

Cornish Saints and Holy Wells


Author: Helen Fox

Publisher: Sifipublishing

ISBN: 9781910088487

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 2470

Volume 2 of Cornish Saints and Holy Wells contains photographs and comprehensive directions to 63 more Holy Wells in Cornwall. Where know, author Helen Fox has included histories, tales and myths for each well.

A History of Cornwall


Author: F. E. Halliday

Publisher: House of Stratus Limited

ISBN: 9780755118786

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4526

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."

Apologia Pro Vita Sua and Six Sermons


Author: John Henry Newman,Maisie Ward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780722079034

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 5908

This newly edited version of John Henry Newman's Apologia Pro Vita Sua sheds new light on Newman's celebrated account of his passage from the Church of England to the Roman Catholic Church and repositions his narrative within the context of transformative religious journeys of other Victorian intellectuals. Frank M. Turner is the first historian of Victorian thought, religion, and culture to edit Newman's classic autobiographical narrative. Drawing on extensive research in contemporary printed materials and archives, Turner's Introduction reevaluates and challenges the historical adequacy of previous interpretations of Newman's life and of the Apologia itself. He further presents Newman's volume as a response to ultramontane assertions of papal authority in the 1860s.