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© Les silos, maison du livre et de l'affiche, Ville de Chaumont, France

Breviary with an illustration showing Saint Martial attending the multiplication of the loaves - Burgundy, after 1481

The chronicler Adémar of Chabannes claimed that Saint Martial, a 3rd century bishop buried in Limoges, had actually been one of the apostles. Adémar convinced many, raising the prestige of the Abbey Saint Martial, but a wandering monk, Benedict of Chiusa, challenged this story, as it had no confirmation in earlier Christian tradition