By Harry Altmann
A cult of martyrs arose in Anglo-Saxon England which integrated Christian kings who had died both in conflict or in defence of Christianity. different royal saints a unique route to sainthood through major exemplary Christian lives.
Many saints’ lives composed in Latin circulated in Anglo-Saxon England however it used to be the monk and writer Ælfric of Eynsham who translated a suite of saints’ lives into outdated English. particularly this paper will take care of the lives of St Edmund and St Oswald. After a short creation to the lives of those saints an research of the 2 techniques of vita and passio follows. Then the final and syntactic linguistic constitution of either texts is tested. eventually a comparability of the deaths of St Oswald and St Edmund illustrates the variation in procedure of those writings.
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Kingship in Anglo-Saxon England. A Comparison of Oswald and Edmund as Royal Saints by Harry Altmann