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Miracle data
Source name: BL Mariale 1
Short title: Abbot Elsinus
Poncelet Number: 1700 - Tempore quo Normanni Angliam invaserunt, erat quidam
Reference numbers: book3 no.13
Foliation in source: f. 138v
Incipit: Tempore quo normanni angliam invaserunt ertat quidam abbas elsinus nomine
Summary: How, shortly after the Norman Conquest, Elsinus, Abbot of St. Augustine’s Canterbury, was sent by William the Conqueror on a mission to Denmark; how his ship was in imminent danger, when returning home; how he was addressed by a man wearing a bishop’s mitre, and enjoined by him to celebrate the Conception of the Virgin on the 8th of December; and how he inaugurated this festival at Ramsey Abbey, which was under his government (II, 615).