Leofwynn

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Bishopstone]] church in 1912

Leofwynn of Bishopstone also known as Lewinna or Leofwynn, was a seventh century female Saint of Anglo-Saxon England who floruited 664-673AD.[1][2] She was active under King Ecgberht of Kent, and died in 669AD.

In 1058 CE, a monk named Balger, from the Flemish monastery of Bergues, travelling by boat down the coast was blown into nearby Seaford during a nocturnal storm on Easter Saturday.[3] stole her reliquary from the local Minster.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bishopstone, The landscape and settlement of a reclaimed tidal inlet.
  2. ^ J. Blair and A. Millard, `An Anglo-Saxon Landmark Rediscovered', Oxoniensia, 57 (1992), 342-8.
  3. ^ Acta Sanctorum: Julii V (Antwerp, 1727), 608-27; extracts re-edited by O. Holder-Egger in M.G.H.
  4. ^ 6W.H. Blaauw, `On The Translation of St. Lewinna from Seaford, in 1058', SxAC, 1 (1848), 46-54 (perhaps Lewes)
  5. ^ Scriptores, XV.2 (Hannover, 1888), 782-9.