H 276 x W 215 mm
Published Dec 2023
Following the translation of his relics from a conspicuous tomb into the Old Minster, Winchester, the massive rebuilding of the cathedral, and a vigorous publicity campaign by Bishop Aethelwold (963-84), St Swithun became one of the most popular and important English saints, whose cult was widespread in England, Ireland, Scandinavia, and France.
This lavish and beautifully produced volume assembles, edits, translates and meticulously classifies the texts relating to the cult of Swithun … a monument to the erudition, both wide and deep, of its author … the product of 30 years’ work. – Dr Catherine Cubitt, The Church Times (14 May 2004) ;
... a breathtaking achievement … the product of scholarship of the very highest order … self evidently so comprehensive, informative, authoritative, and instructive … also accessible and worthwhile. It will be a most distinguished addition to the Winchester Studies Series. – Prof. Simon Keynes: pre-publication report (2001) ;
Nous n’avons qu’un regret … que ce volume [WS 4.ii], superbement édité dans les Winchester Studies, n’ait été publié dans nos Acta Sanctorum … – Fr. Robert Godding SJ, Analecta Bollandiana (2004)