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Hildelith [St Hildelith, Hildilid]locked

(fl. c. 700)
  • Michael Lapidge


Hildelith [St Hildelith, Hildilid] (fl.c. 700), abbess of Barking, was a nun of unknown origin. Barking Abbey was founded in Essex, probably during the decade 665–75, by Earconwald, before he became bishop of London (675?–693); it was a double monastery, housing both monks and nuns, and its first abbess was ...

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