Bercthun

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Beverley Minster where he lived

Bercthun of Beverley also known as Bertin and Britwin[1] was an eighth century Anglo Saxon Saint.[2]

He was a (Benedictine) monk of Beverley, a disciple of John of Beverley and Bede's informant about much of Bedes history regarding Beverley. Latter in life he became the Abbot of Beverley.[3] He was also known from the secgan hagiographies.

A Bust of Bercthun is though to be kept in the British Library.

In 733 AD he died on the 15 May, on which day his feast was locally kept.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saint Bercthun of Beverley at Saints.SQPN.com.
  2. ^ Bercthun at Catholic Online.
  3. ^ Bede, H.E., v. 2;N.L.A., i. 160–1.
  4. ^ Bercthun in </David Farmer, The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford University press, 2011).