Lord Egremont rescued her and she asked him for a patch of land to establish a nunnery.
Not too keen on this idea, he declared she could have all the land which was covered in snow on Midsummer’s Day.
Guess what — she got her nunnery. All thanks to the power or prayer. Nothing like a ‘let it snow’ miracle.
Variations of her name include Bez and Bee. The town of St Bees is named after her, but to be honest we think Bez is a much cooler name. Innit?
Her Feast Day is usually given as 31st October but there is some confusion over the matter in ancient registers. Still, Halloween is at least easy to remember.