Paulinus 1 ordered that a cawing crow be shot to make a theological point.
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On a certain Sunday.
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(Bishop of York, 625-633; bishop of Rochester, 633-644) : Paulinus 1 instructed a youth of his (Anonymous 164) to shoot down the crow with an arrow, to keep the arrow until the catechumens (Anonymi 499) had been instructed and then to bring it into the hall. Pau
(King of the Northumbrians, 616-633) : Edwin 2 was going to church to receive instruction with a company of people.
(Crowd who accompanied Edwin 2) : A crowd who were still pagan and not bound by legitimate marriages (Anonymi 499) accompanied Edwin 2. They heard a crow cawing and believed that it indicated that the message of the church was false a