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Ecgburh [Ecgburg]locked

(fl. c. 717)
  • Patrick Sims-Williams

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Ecgburh [Ecgburg] (fl.c. 717), Benedictine nun, is known from her one extant letter, sent to the West Saxon missionary Boniface in Germany between 716 and 718 and preserved in his collected correspondence. 'No day unrolls nor night slips by without some recollection of your teaching. Therefore believe me, as God is my witness, I embrace you with the noblest kind of love' (...

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