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John Shorne, Windsor

$15.00 inc GST

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Description

Pilgrim badge: John Shorne, Windsor

Time period:late 15th Century
Origin: London, England
Materials: Pewter
Product Dimensions: 25 x 40mm;

Further details:

John Shorne was the rector of North Marston in Buckinghamshire from 1290 until 1314. Although not canonised, Shorne was popularly regarded as a Saint. At North Marston a well, miraculously discovered by Shorne during a drought, was said to have healing properties. He achieved a reputation as an exorcist and was said to have conjured the Devil into a boot. Such was his popularity as an unofficial saint that In 1478 his bones were moved to a new chapel at Windsor, so creating a new centre of the cult, and it is from Windsor that this badge probably originates (North Marston badges being quite different in design). The badge depicts Shorne holding a boot, from which peeps the Devil’s head, an allusion to the capture of the Devil mentioned above.

 

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Weight 0.02 kg

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