Category Archives: St Padarn

Germanus & St. Collen. The Beginnings of Independent Britain Part II

  Germanus and the Beginnings of Independent Britain II: Germanus and St. Collen In the previous essay on Germanus of Auxerre, we asserted the basic historicity of Constantius’ hagiography of the famous Gaulish bishop and while wishing the biographer had … Continue reading

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Fighting Bishops of the Dark Ages: or Why You Shouldn’t Fall Asleep in Church

FIGHTING BISHOPS OF THE DARK AGES Has anyone every wondered why the bishop is a game piece on the chessboard?  Chess is, after all, a game of ritualized warfare and the bishop is one of the more active pieces in … Continue reading

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