Rees, Elizabeth





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Rees, Elizabeth, “Chapter 2. Roman Christian sites in central Somerset”, in: Rees, Elizabeth, Early Christianity in South-West Britain: Wessex, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the Channel Islands, Oxford, Havetown, PA: Oxbow Books; Windgather Press, 2020. 35–68.

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“Chapter 2. Roman Christian sites in central Somerset”
Pages
35–68
Year
2020
Subjects and topics
History, society and culture
Agents
CyngarCyngar
(supp. fl. early 8th century)
Cyngar of Congresbury, Cungar of Congresbury
Patron saint of Congresbury (Cungres-byrig) in Somerset, to which it supposedly gave its name. His origins are obscure. It has been suggested that he was originally a Welsh/British saint, and/or that he was invented to explain the placename and equip Congresbury with an origin story, based perhaps on a version of the Welsh saint. His vita shows certain affinities with 12th-century Welsh Latin hagiography associated with Caradog and the monastery of Llancarfan.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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April 2021