St. Etheldreda (c. 638-679)

Design of St. Etheldreda for a stained glass window, c. 1890, England. Design of St. Etheldreda for a stained glass window, c. 1890, England. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. E.814-1929.

St. Etheldreda (Æthelthryth; St. Audrey) founded the double monastery of Ely in 672. She was the daughter of the East Anglian King Anna, and later became the Queen of Northumbria. She is recorded to have granted a fine stole and maniple, embroidered by herself with gold and precious stones, to St. Cuthbert, the contemporary young prior of Lindisfarne. Her feast day is 23 June, the date of her death.

See also the Etheldreda banner from Ely Cathedral.

Digital source (retrieved 8 November 2016).

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 8 November 2016).

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