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Eadburh [St Eadburh, Eadburga]locked

(921x4–951x3)
  • Barbara Yorke

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Eadburh [St Eadburh, Eadburga] (921x4–951x3), Benedictine nun, was a daughter of King Edward the Elder and his third wife, Eadgifu. She entered Nunnaminster, Winchester, which had been founded by her grandmother Queen Ealhswith, at the age of three and remained there until her death in her thirtieth year on 15 June. The main source for her is the Latin life, written by ...

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