Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Oh and...

... one last bonus fact about St Edward the Confessor, since today is his actual feast. The translation of his relics (of which today in the anniversary) in 1163 in Westminster Abbey was presided over by none other than Archbishop Thomas Becket, in the days before he was Canterbury's own St Thomas. And Ailred of Rievaulx, in the days before he was St Ailred, wrote a vita of St Edward for the occasion.

A cloud of witnesses, indeed.

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