Wynfrith


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(Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith

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Yet according to the historian Christopher Dawson, Boniface (or Wynfrith, to give him his Anglo-Saxon name) was actually the greatest Englishman of all.
Its origin dates back to the sixth century and to Wynfrith who was born in Crediton.
In the final closely-packed chapter the eighth-century Anglo-Saxon missions of Wilfrid, Willibrord and Boniface (Wynfrith) to the Continent are traced back to Bede's pupil Egbert, who inspired these missions and their monastic foundations but was unable to take part in them himself.
Sisam, 'An Old English Translation of a Letter from Wynfrith to Eadburga (A.D.