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Ethelburga

(d. 647)


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(d. 647),

princess of Kent, abbess of Lyming. She was the daughter of Ethelbert, king of Kent, and married Edwin of Northumbria. After his death she returned to Kent with Paulinus and founded the nunnery of Lyming, which she ruled until her death. There is no ancient calendar evidence of a feast, but Wilson (1608) gives 8 September.

Bede, H.E., ii. 9, 11, 20.

Subjects: Christianity.


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