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St Hilary of Poitiers

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(c.315–67/8), the foremost Latin theologian of his age. A convert from paganism, he was elected Bp. of Poitiers c.350. He became involved in the Arian disputes and, probably as ...

Hammer

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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..., president of the council that condemned John Huss John Faber ( 1478–1541 ): the German controversialist, was surnamed Malleus Hereticorum (‘Hammer of the Heretics’), from the title of one of his works St Hilary: bishop of Poitiers ( d. ad 368 ), was known as the Hammer of the arians Charles the Hammer: see martel Edward I ( 1239–1307 ): nicknamed Longshanks and called the Hammer of the Scots; the inscription on his tomb in Westminster Abbey reads Edwardus Primus Malleus Scotorum hic est (‘Here lies Edward I Hammer of the Scots’) Thomas...

Hilary, St

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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..., St ( c. 315– c. 367 ), French bishop . In c. 350 he was appointed bishop of Poitiers, in which position he became a leading opponent of Arianism; he was named a Doctor of the Church in 1851 . His feast day is 13 January . Hilary term a university term beginning in January; a term or session of the High Court beginning in...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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...name of two saints. St Martin de Porres ( 1579–1639 ), a Dominican lay brother, the illegitimate son of a Spanish grandee and a freed black slave from Lima in Peru. He was noted for his dedication to the poor as for his undiscriminating charity to those of all races. His feast day is 5 November. St Martin of Tours ( d.397 ), French bishop, a patron saint of France. When giving half his cloak to a beggar he received a vision of Christ, after which he was baptized. He joined St Hilary at Poitiers and founded the first monastery in Gaul. St Martin is...

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