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The Book of Welsh Saints

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Glyndŵr Pub

606pp

HB

2000

‘An enormous work of research.’ ‘The unique historical importance of Wales has for too long been neglected until now. An important book in putting the record straight is "The Book of Welsh Saints", listing over 900 saints… it gives not only their history but the historical background of each saint, their feast-days and Feast Weeks and the religious events associated with them… Its appendices give the derivation of Welsh placenames, the location of Roman sites in Wales, a timeline of the Age of Saints, a discussion of the language problem, and even an essay on the state of parliamentary representation in Wales. The book is a veritable gold mine of information.’  The work was responsible for a network of ‘Saints’ Trails’ being developed across Wales.… this book is a really extraordinary achievement: a compilation of tradition, topography and literary detective work that can have few rivals. I have enjoyed browsing it immensely, and have picked up all sorts of new lines to follow up’ – former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams PC, FBA, FRSL, FLSW, Lord Williams of Oystermouth

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