His popularity with the large Jewish community in Lincoln was strikingly displayed at his funeral. His close friend and biographer, Adam of Eynsham, wrote: 'Even the Jews came out weeping, to render him what homage they could, mourning and lamenting him aloud as the faithful servant of the One God.'
Miss Widdecombe's choice of St Hugh the Bishop of Lincoln as her confirmation name was well chosen, and should not be confused with the character in the much later anti-Jewish plot popularly called 'Little St Hugh', against which the Board of Deputies might justifiably object.
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