- 201); life of St Modwenna, between 1225 and 1250 (Suchier, Die dem Matthdus Paris zugeschriebene Vie de St Auban, 18 73, pp. 54-5 8); Fragments of a life of St Thomas Becket, c. 12 3 0 (P. Meyer, Soc. Anc. Text.
- Irish) to Alfred in 891 is undoubtedly authentic; the story that he himself in his childhood was sent to Ireland to be healed by St Modwenna, though mythical, may point to Alfred's interest in that island.