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When I was researching my post about seventh-century Frankish Saint Richarius (also called Riquier), I found myself asking: What if? What if those two Irish missionaries had not come to Centula, as it was known at the time? What if Richarius had not offered his hospitality?

We’ll never know, but after that visit, Richarius and his village were never the same. Read my post at English Historical Fiction Authors to find out more.

St. Riquier Abbey

A 17th century illustration of St. Riquier Abbey, by Dom Germain (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) public domain via Wikimedia Commons