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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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.

sheepsleepdeep

Weekend at St Cuthbert’s

Dog1234cat

They are featured in the “The Last Kingdom”…scenes are kind of funny. They carry him to festivals and what-not. ⚰️

Slideover71

Durham cathedral and the resting places of St Cuthbert and St Bede is well worth a visit. The views are spectacular!

gwvr47

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

Merle_24