). Allusions to him are found in the letters of the martyrs of Lyons
, cited by Eusebius
, and in other documents of the time. The Liber Pontificalis
, at the beginning of the 6th century
, says that he exchanged letters with a British king, Lucius, who was desirous of being converted to Christianity
copied this story into his Ecclesiastical History
, from which book it became widely known. This tradition - Roman, not British - is an enigma to critics, and, apparently, has no historical foundation.
from a 1911 encyclopedia