Religion: Wynfrith and Schulte

Many years ago (in 680), a man child was born in an old Saxon family in Devonshire, and the child was christened Wynfrith. He studied at Exeter and early be-:ame a monk famed for his schollarship, his preaching. And he rook the name of Boniface.

All fared well until he reached :he age of 36, and then the wanderlust came upon him, and he wished very dearly to convert the heathen in Frisia*. So he traveled there but was soon expelled by the King Radbod. Three years later the Pope (Gregory II) sent him to...

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