Roman Catholic Saint. Believed to have been born the son Wigmund of Mercia and Princess Aelflaed, daughter of Ceolwulf I of Mercia. He may have held the position of ealdorman among the Wiccia people. Apparently he was either in his minority being served by a regent or had resigned the Mercian throne to Bertulph who may have been his godfather. According to some sources, Bertulph planned a marriage to the widowed Aelflaed, which Wystan was said to oppose. Bertulph was said to have then ordered Wystan's murder. His remains were interred near his grandfather's, King Wiglaf at Repton. After miracles were reported at his tomb, a cult developed, whereupon, Repton became a centre of pilgrimage, but under King Cnut, his remains were removed to Evesham. Considered a martyr, he was canonized pre-congregation. In iconic art, he is portrayed as a prince leaning on a sword. His name has also been recorded as Wigstan, Wystan of Mercia, and Wistan of Evesham. (bio by: Iola)
Cause of death: Murdered
Burial: St Wystan Churchyard Repton South Derbyshire District Derbyshire, England Plot: Buried in the ancient Saxon crypt.
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