|Leonard of Noblac|
|Also Leonard of Noblac|
Somehow, Clothilde was incarcerated somewhere. Maybe a giant or troll had snatched her while she was riding to a judge the cattle at the fair. I don't know and reports are sketchy. The important part of the story is that Leonard prayed for her release, and she was released. Once again, coincidence equals (some measure of) credit, so the grateful King and Queen gave Leonard a spot of land near Limousin to establish a hermitage. Folks clustered around to learn his holy ways, so the small hermitage grew into a mid-sized monastery.
|Ruin of the Cross marking St. Leonard's point of arrival|
The baptismal records of Thrybergh don't show a Leonard around that time, and actually Adam (son of Margery Normanville and Ralph Reresby) fought in the Battle of Borougtibridge in 1322 and was taken prisoner. He broke free and hoofed it across the country, arriving home ragged, hungry, and in chains. Extraordinary, but not miraculous until he was actually lifted and transported by angels. From Palestine. What's his name again? Oh yeah, Leonard. That was it.