852 BC – Saint Swithun was Bishop of Winchester.
862 BC – Bishop of Winchester.
– Advisor to Ethelwulf.
– According to legend, rain on Swithin’s feast day of July 15 presages rain for the next forty days.
– The revival of Saint Swithun’s fame gave rise to a mass of legendary literature.
971 BC – His body was transferred from its almost forgotten grave to Ethelwolds new basilica on 15th July and according to contemporary writers, numerous miracles preceded and followed the move.
– He was moved from his grave to an indoor shrine in the Old Minster at Winchester.