St Augustine of Hippo
C. E. Kempe
North aisle west windowSouthwark Cathedral, London
St Augustine of Hippo is honoured here as the patron of the Augustinian Canons "who presided over the fortunes of St Mary Overie [as the original church was called then] for four hundred and thirty years" (Monroe 32). Colin Price points out that the fourth- to fifth-century ascetic is shown quite inappropriately dressed in medieval finery. Perhaps a forgivable bit of artistic licence!
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