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Saethrith


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(7th century),

abbess of Faremoutier-en-Brie. Mentioned by Bede as a daughter (modern scholars make a stepdaughter) of Anna, king of the East Angles, Saethrith became a nun at Faremoutier like some other Anglo-Saxon princesses of her time. She did not return to England, but died at Faremoutier. Feast: 10 January.

AA.SS. Ian. I (1643), 626–7;Stanton, pp. 13–14.

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