June 18, 2004
Cross-border shopping, miraculous relics and a thieving monk all came together in the Anglo-Saxon community of Bishopstone. A centuries long fight over which of a number of St. Andrew's churches got ripped off has at last been resolved to the content of archaeological experts.
The story began when a ship was forced to take shelter from a storm one Easter Sunday in the 11th Century and a monk among the passengers travelled to a nearby church to praise God. But he left with the remains of St Lewinna hidden in his luggage, which became a famed money-spinner for his monastery at Bergues, near Dunkirk.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 18, 2004 08:16 AM
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