Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Alnoth, Anchoret and Martyr


Wedon, in Northamptonshire, was honoured with a palace of Wulphere, king of Mercia, in the middle of England, and was bestowed by that prince upon his daughter Saint Wereburge, who converted it into a monastery. Alnoth was the bailiff of Saint Wereburge in that country, and the perfect imitator of her heroic virtues. After her retreat he led an anchoretical life in that neighbourhood, and was murdered by robbers in his solitude. His relics were kept with veneration in the church of the village of Stow, near Wedon. Wilson places his festival on the 27th of February, in the first edition of his English Martyrology, and in the second on the 25th of November.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Alnoth, Anchoret and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 February 2013. Web. 22 April 2021. <>