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Eanflæd
b.19 Apr 0626 Deira, England
d.11 Dec 0704
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Name Eanflæd
Alt Name Eanflaed
Gender Female
Birth[1] 19 Apr 0626 Deira, England
Death[1] 11 Dec 0704


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Eanflæd (19 April 626 – after 685, also known as Enfleda) was a Kentish princess, queen of Northumbria[1] and later, the abbess of an influential Christian monastery in Whitby, England. She was the daughter of King Edwin of Northumbria and Æthelburg, who in turn was the daughter of King Æthelberht of Kent. In or shortly after 642 Eanflæd became the second wife of King Oswiu of Northumbria.[1] After Oswiu's death in 670, she retired to Whitby Abbey, which had been founded by Hilda of Whitby. Eanflæd became the abbess around 680 and remained there until her death. The monastery had strong association with members of the Northumbrian royal family and played an important role in the establishment of Roman Christianity in England during that historical period.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Eanflæd, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   EANFLÆD (Easter Sunday 626-after 680, bur Whitby Abbey), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.