Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins


Christian Saint

Archbishop of York but not for long

There was subterfuge by the archdeacon to replace him with a prelate of his own choice. Our Saint went to Rome to argue his case but the Pope turned him down.

So he led a sad life of quiet prayer and moping for seven years until his replacement snuffed it. There was also a new Pope. William still had many friends and was implored to try again. This time Rome gave him the thumbs up.

On his return, his enemies forbade him to enter the city. However at the wooden bridge which was the official entry to York, a huge multitude had turned up to greet him.

This mass of humanity caused the bridge to collapse and many fell into the River Ouse. Our Saint made Holy Signs and not a soul was hurt or drowned. Who would dare to stop his progress now?

He was back in charge — but not for long. Shortly afterwards he died of a fever.

St. William of York Facts and Figures

Name: William of York
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: ???-1154
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1382

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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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