ST. HUGH OF LINCOLN, M.
HE was a Christian child eleven years old, who was
spit upon and scourged, had his nose and upper lip cut off, and some
of his upper teeth broken out; and was at length crucified, and
pierced in the side with a spear, by one Joppin, and certain other
Jews in that city, out of hatred to Christ, on Friday the 27th of
August, 1255. By an order of king Henry III. and his parliament
assembled at Reading, Joppin, who confessed the whole crime, and the
rest of the murderers, were condemned to be tied by the heels to
young horses, and dragged to death, and afterward hung on gibbets.
See Matthew Paris, p. 912, and the Annals of the monastery of Burton
in Staffordshire, printed at Oxford, 1684. Hearne, Not. in Gul.
Neubrig, t. 3. p. 670.