Event: Blinding, Healing, Mutilation, PilgrimageSwithhun 5.post-mortem healing of Anonymous 10013

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Description Although innocent, Anonymous 10013 was apprehended for theft. He was then blinded in each eye and his nose, ears and hands were cut off; he was only left with his two feet. His kinsmen (Anonymi 1640) led him home and a woman (Anonymous 625) took pity on Anonymous 10013 and put his eye-ball back into its socket. In the meanwhile, rumour had made the miracles of Swithhun 5 well-known and Anonymi 1640 urged Anonymous 10013 to go to Winchester and seek the help of Swithhun 5. Anonymous 10013 did this and went to Winchester. Scarcely had Anonymous 10013 asked Swithhun 5 for the gift of his hearing that, not only was his hearing restored, but also his eyesight.
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*As Lapidge notes (p. 515), this event is based on chapter 26 of Lantfred's 'Translatio et miracula S. Swithuni'.

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