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Eanswitha

Eanswitha was allegedly an embroideress from Hereford (England), who was granted 200 acres of farmland for the period of her life.

The grant was made by Denebeorht (Deneberht, Denbert), Bishop of Worcester (consecrated in c. 799, died 822) on the condition that she renewed, scoured (washed) and from time to time added to the garments of the priests and ministers who served in the cathedral church. There would appear to be no other clear references to this embroideress or what she produced.

Source: CHURTON, Edward (1840). The Early English Church, London: Levey, Robson, and Franklyn, p. 128.

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