The Saints of Cornwall


Author: Nicholas Orme

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019154289X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8559

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


Author: Gilbert Hunter Doble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781861430472

Category: Christian saints

Page: 144

View: 575

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: 4343

The Lives of the British Saints

The Saints of Wales and Cornwall and Such Irish Saints as Have Dedications in Britain. Faustus to Gynaid. Part five


Author: Sabine Baring-Gould,John Fisher

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian saints

Page: 251

View: 5388

The Medieval Cult of St Petroc


Author: Karen Jankulak

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851157771

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 6018

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


Author: William Copeland Borlase

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian antiquities

Page: 208

View: 9496

Butler's Lives of the Saints: August


Author: Alban Butler,Paul Burns

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780860122579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4602

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: 3754

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: 699

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: 8564

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.

Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall


Author: Royal Institution of Cornwall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: N.A

View: 3996

Includes the Reports of the Institution, which, prior to the establishment of the Journal, were issued separately.

A Book of Cornwall


Author: Sabine Baring-Gould

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473360838

Category: Travel

Page: 425

View: 8301

This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to Cornwall, with fascinating historical information, descriptions of its towns and places, details concerning folklore, and much more. “A Book of Cornwall” contains everything one might want to know about Cornwall, and it is highly recommended for those with an interest in its history. Contents include: “The Cornish Saints”, “The Holy Wells”, “Cornish Crosses”, “Cornish Castles”, “Tin Mining”, “Lauceston”, “Callington”, “Camelford”, “Bude”, “Saltash”, “Bodmin”, “The Two Looes”, “Fowey”, “The Fal”, “The Newquay”, “The Lizard”, “Smuggling”, “Penzance”, “The Land's End”, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. This book was first published in 1906.

Who are the Celtic Saints?


Author: Kathleen Jones

Publisher: Canterbury PressNorwich

ISBN: 9781853114939

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 6609

Cutting through the mists of Celtic myth, this historical account introduces the saints to us as real men and women in pursuit of holiness. The Celtic period began in 435 and ended in 715; this work tells the stories of the various branches of the Celtic church in this period.

The Wrekening

An Ancient Mirrors Tale


Author: Jayel Gibson

Publisher: BookPros, LLC

ISBN: 9781933538303

Category: Fiction

Page: 427

View: 7971

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.

A History of Cornwall


Author: F. E. Halliday

Publisher: House of Stratus Limited

ISBN: 9780755118786

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9076

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."