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Saint Wigstan Martyr

Reposed 849 Remembered June 1

St Wigstan was a Mercian prince, or even briefly a king, who resigned and became a monk at Repton; he was assassinated and hence a martry. He was buried in the crypt of the monastery which becamea a shrine; the crypt can still be seen. The village of Wigstan south of Leicester is named after him because his body was in transit to Evesham, was rested a night there.

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