Person:Edburga of Winchester (1)

Eadburh of Winchester
d.15 Jun 960
Facts and Events
Name Eadburh of Winchester
Alt Name Saint Eadburga
Gender Female
Living[3][8] 939
Death[1][2][4] 15 Jun 960
Alt Burial[4] Pershore, Worcestershire, Englandremains transferred to Pershore Abbey
Burial[4][5] Winchester, Hampshire, EnglandSt Mary's Abbey, Winchester

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Saint Eadburh (or Edburga) (died 15 June 960) was the daughter of King Edward the Elder of England and his third wife, Eadgifu of Kent. There is little contemporary information for her life, but in a Winchester charter dated 939, she was the beneficiary of land at Droxford in Hampshire granted by her half-brother King Athelstan.

She was a nun at, and possibly abbess of, the Nunnaminster in Winchester where she was buried. Following her canonisation in 972, some of her remains were transferred to Pershore Abbey in Worcestershire, which is dedicated to her. Her feast is celebrated on 15 June.

In the twelfth century, a Latin Life of her was written by Osbert de Clare, who became prior of Westminster in 1136 (and who also wrote a Life of King Edward the Confessor). Her cult continued to flourish to judge by the Lives written in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

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  1. Edburga of Winchester, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Saint Edburga (?), in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. Eadweard (Edward) "the Elder", in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.

    Refers to some of the primary sources given below.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 EADBURGA , in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  5. William of Malmesbury; Rev. J. (trans.) Sharpe; and J.A. (ed.) Giles. Chronicle of the Kings of England. (London: H.G. Bohn), p. 125.
  6.   Thorpe, Benjamin. Florentii Wigorniensis. (London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1848), p. 117, p. 274.

    Mentions Eadburga as a daughter of Eadward and Eadgiva.

  7.   William of Malmesbury; Rev. J. (trans.) Sharpe; and J.A. (ed.) Giles. Chronicle of the Kings of England. (London: H.G. Bohn), pp. 244-245.

    William here gives anecdotes showing indications of Eadburga's future sanctity.

  8. Grant by King Æthelstan to his sister Eadburga, of land at Droccnesford, or Droxford, co. Hants. A.D. 939, in Birch, Walter de Gray. Cartularium Saxonicum: a collection of charters relating to Anglo-Saxon history. . (London: Whiting & Company Ltd., 1885), 2:459-461 (no. 742).