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Werburgh Abbess of Ely, Mounted Icon Print

£8.99
SKU SG-WERBURGH

Saint Werburgh Abbess of Ely. Werburh or Wærburh (also known as Werburgh and Werburga) (d. 3 February 699 at Trentham) was an Anglo-Saxon princess who became an English saint and the patron saint of Chester. Her feast day is February 3. She obtained her father's consent to enter the Abbey of Ely, which had been founded by her her great aunt Etheldreda (or Audrey), the first Abbess of Ely and former queen of Northumbria, whose fame of was widespread. Werburgh died on 3 February 700. She was buried at Hanbury in Staffordshire and her remains were later transferred to Chester, of which church and monastery she became the great patroness. Mounted Ikon Print. Size: 10 x 14cm.