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Keeping history alive

by Margaret Duggan

THE claim is that the school St Illtud founded in about 500, at Llantwit, in Llandaff diocese, is the oldest centre of learning in Britain. Certainly, he did a great deal to keep the Christian gospel alive in these islands after the departure of the Romans.

He is believed to have been a disciple of St Germanus of Auxerre, and the most learned Briton in the study of scripture and philosophy. There also seems to be truth in the legend that he sailed to ...

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