The Saint of Spurn Point - Wilgils Father of St. Willibrord, by Phil Mathison
Book published by Dead Good Publications in 2010, 82 pages. Paperback (N6395PE)
From the rear side cover: Spurn peninsula may seem fragile and otherworldly, but few present day visitors realise the spiritual significance of this remote location. In the early days of Christianity in northern Britain, many ascetic devotees of Christ were drawn, like the Desert Fathers before them, to inaccessible places to commune with their God. One such hermit was Wilgils, the father of Saint Willibrord, famous in the Lowlands of Europe. Like Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, his 'desert place' of solitude was bound by the sea.
The time was the late 7th century, when the promontory was then the southern extreme of the Kingdom of Northumbria, a region stretching from present day Yorkshire to the Firth of Forth. Christianity had only been in the province for less than half a century, and wilgils was probably born within the first decade of the establishment of a church at York, then the capital of the southern region called Deira. This book will attempt to draw you into the spiritual and political world of the Dark Ages, the era in which Wilgils left his secular life and founded his tiny community on the very edges of Northumbrian civilisation.
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover