Publisher, the Boydell Press, 1984
Hardback, with dust-jacket, pp.127
Condition: Used – bound in brown book cloth with a mustard-yellow dust-jacket. This book is in excellent condition within and without.
The Life of St Germanus, by Constantius of Lyon, is a contemporary account of a fifth-century bishop of Auxerre, who on two occasions came to Britain. The author explores the religious situation in Britain at the time of Germanus’ visits, and attempts to settle the vexed question of the date of Germanus’ death. The book ends with a description of what may have happened in eastern Britain in the years following Germanus’s second visit, a description which challenges many currently held assumptions.