The Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury, Apostle of the English

The Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury, Apostle of the English : With Some Account of the Early British Church (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Life of St. Augustine of Canterbury, Apostle of the English: With Some Account of the Early British Church Among the captives who were led to Rome in the train of the British king, is said to have been one Claudia Ruffina, a virgin, and, as some suppose, daughter of Caractacus, who was forced to take the name of Claudia, as was not unusual, in compliment to her imperial master. It is related, that this Claudia', while at Rome, became the wife of Pudens, a Senator, with whom St. Peter is said to have lodged, on his first arrival in the City. A certain Claudia, the wife of Pudens, is twice celebrated for her beauty and accomplishments by the poet Martial.6 Again, among the salutations in St. Paul's second Epistle to Timothy, written from Rome, we read, Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia.7 Hence it has been supposed, and with much apparent probability, that Claudia who has a place in British story became, while at Rome, the disciple of the Blessed Apostles, ss. Peter and Paul, and, ' in terceding with them in behalf of her native country, became the means of its conversion. If St. Gildas be rightly understood to refer that event to some period between a.d. 51, and a.d. 61, his account will appear to corroborate, in a remarkable manner, the tradition which fixes upon the residence of Caractacus at Rome as the first occasion of a religious intercourse between that city and Britain. For the year 58, when some members of the family of the British king returned home, is the precise date assigned by Baronius for St. Paul's arrival at Rome, and for St. Peter's journey into Western Europe. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 376g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 10 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243255373
  • 9780243255375