TIL that after the death of St Cuthbert his brother monks spent seven years carrying his coffin around to escape the Vikings until a suitable resting place was found.

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  1. You left the fact that this was almost 200 years after his death that they did this.

    He didn’t just die. He was dead 8 generations ago when the monks hauled his dead body around for 7 years.

  2. Imagine dragging a corpse for seven years for no reason. And then people all over the world see this as some kind of hero moment. They didn’t save anyone, they didn’t help anyone they’ve literally done nothing positive all they did was risked their own lives for a CORPSE, anyone dragging around a magical dead body would be committed to a mental health institution today but a few centuries back they were viewed as heroes and devoted Christians. Should’ve spent all that energy on helping those in need instead

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