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St Ursula and her 11,000 virgins, or how the Virgin Islands got their name

October 11, 2011


Here in the British Virgin Islands we celebrate St. Ursula’s Day towards the end of October (this year the holiday falls on 21 October). St. Ursula is the namesake of the Virgin Islands, as told in this blog post published yesterday by Bob Schulman on the Huffington Post. As it turns out the saint’s history […]

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