St. Keyne

Oct 08

Patron Saint of Keynsham in Somerset

Keyne was a princess, one of the many children of King Brycan of South Wales.

Growing up into a very beautiful young woman she was sought in marriage by many noble lords, but resolutely refused all of them.

Instead, she took a vow of virginity and retired into solitude.

It was after this resolution that she was called “Cain Wyry”, Keyne the Maiden.

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