An Inside View of St. winifred's Well, Flintshire, North-Wales.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, Jan'ry. 1st 1781.
Engraving 320 x 375mm
In the Flintshire town of Holywell and in memory Gwenfrewy, more commonly called Winifred, murdered on the steps on the church by a rejected suitor in November 660. She was a descendant of the early Kings of Powys. The well is housed inside the shrine of St. Winifrid (Gwenffrwd or Gwenfrewi) regarded as the finest surviving example of a medieval holy well in Britain. The well formed from the spring is a place of pilgrimage visited by, among others, Richard I, to pray for his Crusade; Henry V (both before and after his famous victory at Agincourt), who came on foot from Shrewsbury; and King James II, who came here to pray for a son (a prayer which was granted by the birth of the Old Pretender).
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