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Lioba

(d. 782)

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Cuthburh

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(d. c.725), first abbess of Wimborne. She was the sister of Ine, king of Wessex (688–726), and was married to Aldfrith, king of Northumbria (685–704), who was famous for his learning and...

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Quenburga

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(d. c.735),

nun, possibly abbess of Wimborne. Cuthburga and Quenburga were daughters of Cenred, a Wessex sub-king, and brothers of Ina, later king of Wessex (688–c.726). Cuthburga...

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St Boniface

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(680–754),

Anglo-Saxon missionary, born Wynfrith, known as the Apostle of Germany. He was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith and was appointed Primate of...

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St Walburga

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(c.710–79),

sister of St Willibald and St Wynnebald (d. 761). She went from England to help St Boniface in his missionary work in Germany; on Wynnebald's death she assumed...

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Tecla of England

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(d. c.790),

Benedictine nun and abbess. English by birth and a relative of Lioba, Tecla was a nun of Wimborne (Dorset) who was sent by the abbess Tetta to help Boniface in his...

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