New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Hugh

Also known as

  • Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln


Martyr (c.1246-1255), supposed to have been tortured, crowned with thorns, and crucified by the Jews. His martyrdom was the subject of many popular medieval ballads. Miracles were said to have been wrought at Saint Hugh’s tomb. Whether there was any truth in the accusation against the Jews, there is now no means of ascertaining. Relics found in a well, brought to the cathedral of Lincoln. Feast, formerly 27 July, but has been suppressed.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Hugh”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 July 2013. Web. 2 March 2021. <>