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Balthild [St Balthild, Balthilda]locked

(d. c. 680)
  • Janet L. Nelson

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Balthild [St Balthild, Balthilda] (d.c. 680), queen of the Franks, consort of Clovis II of Neustria, was a Saxon, almost certainly born in England, probably in the early or mid-630s. She became a Frankish queen and founded the convent of Chelles, to which she retired during the last years of her life. There she was revered as a saint soon after her death. Her life, written before 690–91 by someone at ...

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Monument Germaniae Historica, Scriptores Rerum Merovingicarum
Studies in Church History, subsidia