The Saint And The Swan

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In 1220, five years after the sealing of Magna Carta, Hugh of Avalon, the greatest medieval Bishop of Lincoln, was canonised. It was St Hugh who was responsible for rebuilding the Cathedral after the earthquake of 1185. When he died at his London ...

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In 1220, five years after the sealing of Magna Carta, Hugh of Avalon, the greatest medieval Bishop of Lincoln, was canonised. It was St Hugh who was responsible for rebuilding the Cathedral after the earthquake of 1185. When he died at his London residence in the year 1200 his body was brought to Lincoln for a great ceremonial burial in the Cathedral, attended by two Kings and three Archbishops.  Over the subsequent three centuries, there was a steady stream of pilgrims to Saint Hugh’s shrine in the Cathedral.  Indeed Saint Hugh’s shrine was one of the great centres of pilgrimage in England, almost as important as that of Saint Thomas à Becket in Canterbury.

This book tells the life story of St. Hugh and especially his close ties with Lincoln Cathedral.

Published by Lincoln Cathedral Publications, Paperback, 63 pages.

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