Event: Hiding/harbouring/sanctuary, Manumission, Miracle, PrayingSwithhun 5.post-mortem miracle of shackles

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Description Teothic 1 had bound his slave-girl (Anonymous 534) for some slight offence and she was to be tormented on the following day. During the night she beseeched God with tears that Swithhun 5 might help her. When dawn broke and the time for her torture had arrived, she redoubled her tearful groanings when suddenly the chains of her shackles fell from her feet. She ran to the tomb of Swithhun 5. Teothic 1 pursued her and caught up with her but did not dare harm her because he was afraid of God and Swithhun 5. Therefore he loosened the manacles and allowed Anonymous 534 to go home.
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*As Lapidge notes (p. 469), this chapter is based on chapter 6 of Lantfred's 'Translatio et miracula S. Swithuni'.

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