Event: Ascetic practices/fasting/resisting temptation, Eating, Healing, Pilgrimage, PrayingSwithhun 5.post-mortem healing of Anonymous 630

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Description Rumour had informed Anonymous 630 of the miracles that had been performed by Swithhun 5 and, with Anonymous 631 as his guide, Anonymous 630 hastened to the saint so that he could receive a cure. Three miles from Winchester, at a place called the 'King's Stone', Anonymous 630 grew very weary and took a rest. Anonymous 631 begged Anonymous 630 to break their fast because he was so hungry but Anonymous 630 would not relent. Anonymous 630 begged the Lord that, through the merits of Swithhun 5, he might be granted the gift of sight so that he could see Winchester and so that it might not be a sin to have broken his fast before the hour of noon had arrived. Scarcely had he said these things when his sight was returned to him.
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*As Lapidge notes (p. 529), this event is based on chapter 29 of Lantfred's 'Translatio et miracula S. Swithuni'. *Lapidge notes (p. 529, n. 715) that this King's Stone might have been a boundary marker defining the extent of the ancient Chilcomb estate.

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