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Saint Harold
Martyr
Died 1168, Gloucester, England
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 25 March

Saint Harold was a child martyr who was reported to have been slain by Jews in Gloucester, England, in 1168.[1] He is one of a small group of 12th century English saints of strikingly similar characteristics: they were all young boys, all mysteriously found dead and all hailed as martyrs to alleged anti-Christian practices among Jews. Contemporary assumptions made about the circumstances of their deaths are typical of blood libel. Other such saints include Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Robert of Bury, and William of Norwich.

References

  1. ^ St. Harold Catholic Online

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