The Vision of St. Ansgar
WithEileen Gardiner
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Late ninth century. This vision is part of the life of St. Ansgar, archbishop of Bremen and Hamburg (801–65), of which two versions, both in Latin, exist: one in prose by St. Rimbert (d. 888), Anskar’s successor; and the other in verse by Gualdo (1065), Rimbert’s successor. Rimbert’s version of the vision appears in chapter 3 of his Life of St Ansgar, of which there are many editions; a selection is included below.