Æthelwine of Athelney
Æthelwine of Athelney was a seventh century Catholic saint.
He lived as a Hermit on the Island of Athelney in the marsh country of Somerset, and is known to us through being recorded in the Hagiography of the Secgan Manuscript.
He was venerated as a saint after his death.
Etymology of his Name
His name is two Anglo Saxon words, Aethel (prince) and Wine (friend protector).
- Lyng and Athelney by Miranda Richardson.
- Stowe MS 944, British Library
- G. Hickes, Dissertatio Epistolaris in Linguarum veterum septentrionalium thesaurus grammatico-criticus et archeologicus (Oxford, 1703), p115.
- The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Oxford University Press.
- William of Malmesbury Gesta Pontificum Anglorum ii.92.3
- Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England
- 'Houses of Benedictine monks: The abbey of Athelney', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 2 (1911), pp. 99-103.
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