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Mildrith [St Mildrith, Mildred]locked

(fl. 716–c. 733)
  • David Rollason

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Mildrith [St Mildrith, Mildred] (fl. 716–c. 733), abbess of Minster in Thanet, appears in an apparently genuine witness list from a council presided over by King Wihtred of Kent at Bapchild in 716 (AS chart., S 22), and this is the earliest documentary reference to her, since a charter referring to her as abbess and purporting to date from 696 is now regarded as a forgery. After 716 she is named in a series of charters from ...

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P. H. Sawyer, , Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks (1968)