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Synonyms for Crispin

patron saint of shoemakers

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Nostalgia ON THIS DAY ST CRISPIN AND CRISPINIAN'S DAY (Patron saints of shoemakers were martyred by being pricked to death by cobblers' awls) 1400: Geoffrey Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales, died.
This October marks the 600th anniversary of Crispin's Crispinian, perhaps the most astonishing of all those astonishing victories where the English war bow - the men of the grey goose feather, as part of an all arms battle, killed very large numbers of Frenchmen.
After surviving, and saving a beautiful, young French nun, he joins King Henry's army as an archer, master of the longbow, and becomes the confidant of the spectral, whispering Saint Crispinian. But as King Henry tries to claim the French crown, the English campaign flounders--and Hook and his fellow archers struggle to save their nation.
Feast day of St Crispin and Crispinian, the patron of shoemakers.
More surprisingly at Wells in 1613, in what may have been a defiantly conservative display for a sympathetic queen, other guild saints rode in pageants, such as the Tanners', Chandlers', and Butchers' St Clement and the Cordwainers' St Crispin and St Crispinian. (35)