|Death: ||Mar. 17, 743|
One of four daughters of King Anna of East Anglia, sister of Saint Etheldreda, who became Queen of Northumbria and Saint Ethulburga, who became Abbess of Brie in France. When King Anna was killed in battle against Danes in 654 AD, Withburga came to Dereham and, with intention of becoming a nun, began building a convent. According to the legend, in praying for sustenance for the builders, the Virgin Mary appeared to her with advice on how to provide food for everybody. Withburga was buried in the church that she had founded, and much later her body was found to be uncorrupted and moved to the burial place of her sisters.
(bio by: julia&keld)
East Cambridgeshire District
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Originally Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Dec 23, 2006
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