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A Maid with a DragonThe Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England$
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Juliana Dresvina

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265963

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.001.0001

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St Margaret’s afterlife

St Margaret’s afterlife

(p.202) Epilogue St Margaret’s afterlife
A Maid with a Dragon

Juliana Dresvina

British Academy

Although the intercessions of St Margaret and other virgin martyrs are no longer relevant to the majority of the population residing in their former constituencies, the saints’ presence is still tangible in everyday life. The story of St Margaret did not end at the Reformation, and the saint continued reappearing in England in the modern period. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries many newly built Protestant churches, as well as existing ones whose original dedications had been forgotten, were dedicated to St Margaret without even pretending that this was St Margaret of Scotland....

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