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Oswin - 651 a.d.

St Bede wrote of Oswin as tall, handsome, most courteous and generous to the poor - beloved of all men for his qualities of body and mind.

Rather than have his soldiers butchered in battle he sent them home and gave himself up to his enemies, who murdered him. He was buried at Tynemouth. His tomb became a place of worship and many miracles were performed there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 6, 2007 © North Tyneside Libraries 2007-8