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Saint Kenelm Martyr

Reposed c 811 Remembered July 17

St Kenelm was a saint who was very popular and is mentioned in the Canterbury Tales. William of Malmesbury, writing in the 12th century, recounted that “there was no place in England to which more pilgrims travelled than to Winchcombe on Kenelm’s feast day”.

A Life was written in the 12C but it is full of legendary material. He may have been a royal of Mercia.

He probably died in 811 and was buried in Winchcomb Abbey In Gloustershire.

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