Alchmund (Alhmund, or Alkmund)

Alchmund (Alhmund, Or Alkmund), the Saxon martyr, is commemorated March 19. Of him we have little trustworthy information; but, according to hagiographers, he was the son of Alcred, king of Northumbria, who was put to death, as recorded by Simeon of Durham, in A.D. 800, by the servants of Eardulf. He was early an object of veneration, for a church at Slhrewsburv was founded under his dedication by Ethelfieda, daughter of Alfred. According to tradition (Albert Butler, from a MS. sermon in his possession), Alchmund's remains were first buried at Lilleshull, and thence translated to Derby. Several churches in Derbyshire and Shropshire are dedicated to St. Alchmund. See Acta SS. Bolland. March 3, . 47.

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