Hello and welcome to Medieval Murder, the podcast that brings all things gruesome and historical to the comfort of your own home or car or wherever it is you’re listening from. My name is Hannah Purtymun and I’m here with my father Kevin Purtymun to discuss some of the most famous and infamous murders that took place in the Medieval and Early Modern periods.
Today we’ll be talking about two saints during the medieval period who were both murdered: Saint Godelieve of Gisel and Saint Guinefort.
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