Person:Withburga (1)

Withburga
 
d.0743
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Name Withburga
Gender Female
Death[1] 0743


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Wihtburh (or Withburga) (died 743) was an East Anglia saint, princess and abbess who was possibly a daughter of Anna of East Anglia. She founded a monastery at Dereham in Norfolk and a traditional story says that the Virgin Mary sent a pair of does to provide milk for her workers during the monastery's construction. Her body is supposed to have been uncorrupted when discovered half a century after her death: it was later stolen on the orders of the abbot of Ely and a spring then appeared at the site of the saint's empty tomb at Dereham.

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References
  1. Withburga, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).