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Saturday, 12 December 2015

12th December - Edburga of Thanet


d751 at Minster-on-Thanet


Only daughter of King Centwine and Queen Engyth of Wessex, the 8th century royal family of Kent. Edburga became a Benedictine nun. She was a friend and spiritual student of St Mildred of Thanet. Edburga became Abbess of Minster-on-Thanet Abbey in 716 where she built a new church. Edburga was a skilled scribe and calligrapher.