The Patron Saint of Oxford

 

Today is Saint Frideswide’s day. A princess who hid from her importunate suitor in a pigsty, she founded Saint Frideswide’s Priory, now part of Christ Church College.

 

 

1024px-frideswide-2Saint Frideswide hides from King Algar amongst the swine. Part of the St Frideswide window at Christ Church, Oxford – Stained Glass Window, Edward Burne-Jones

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