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The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia. / Pinner, Rebecca.

Woodbridge : Boydell and Brewer, 2015. 292 p.

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Pinner, R 2015, The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia. Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge.

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Pinner, R. (2015). The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer.

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Pinner R. The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2015. 292 p.

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Pinner, Rebecca. / The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia. Woodbridge : Boydell and Brewer, 2015. 292 p.

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