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Brice, St., a Bishop of Tours and confessor of the 5th century. He was the disciple and successor of St. Martin, who converted him after a dissolute youth. His name is known in England chiefly from the fact that it was on his day, in 1002, that Ethelred II. ordered, or permitted, a general massacre of Danes; and the vengeance of Sweyn for the slaughter of his countrymen, among whom was his own sister, changed the dynasty of England.