Person:Abbess St Edburga (1)

Eadburh of Bicester
b.abt 594 Mercia, England
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Name Eadburh of Bicester
Alt Name Edburga
Gender Female
Birth? abt 594 Mercia, England
Death? 18 Jul 650 Aylesbury, Buckingham, England
Alt Burial[1] 1500 Vlaanderen, BelgiumReinterred by Papal Decree
Reference Number? Q2019824?
Burial[1] Bicester, Oxfordshire, England

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Eadburh of Bicester (often Edburga) was an English saint from the 7th century. A daughter of King Penda of Mercia, Edburga was a nun for most of her life.

She was originally buried in Bicester, Oxfordshire but her relics were moved by papal decree to Flanders in Belgium in 1500. In Bicester (and surrounding areas) she is generally known as St Edburg, which is the patronal dedication of the parish church of Bicester.

There is a shrine to her at Stanton Harcourt.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Eadburh of Bicester, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.