The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins Hardback


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The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins

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The legend of St Ursula is an epic tale which recounts how this daughter of a British king, reluctantly agreed to marry a pagan prince in order to save her father's kingdom, but delayed the betrothal by insisting on performing one final pilgrimage to Rome in the company of 11,000 virgins. The virgins never returned to Britain, having reputedly been martyred in Cologne. In the twelfth century, a mass grave was discovered and it was claimed that these were the relics of St Ursula and her companions. This book looks in detail at the history and cult of St Ursula, and traces the development of her legend explaining why she became so popular in many different countries and regions. Medieval art, music and legend inspired by Ursula's heroic martyrdom are all discussed here for the first time.

The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins was published by University of Wales Press in June 2016. The ISBN for The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins is 9781783168675.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of Wales Press (June 2016)
Weight544g
Number of Pages336
Thickness30 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9781783168675
ISBN-101783168676
Product Code4457486
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