Modwenna of Burton

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Female Irish saint for the abbey church of Burton (upon Trent), whose life was written by Geoffrey of Burton in the first half of the 12th century. She appears to have been based on the Moninne whose life was written by Conchubranus, who in turn was based on Moninne (Mo Ninne, Darerca) of Killevy.
Cf. Moninne [version by Conchubranus]Moninne ... version by Conchubranus
(supp. fl. 6th/7th century?)
Female Irish saint whose hagiographer, Conchubranus, seems to have based her identity on that of Mo Ninne of Killevy, but transformed it to encompass a career in England, Scotland and Rome. Material relating to other saints may have played a part in this transformation.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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October 2016