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.