The older sister of St. Etheldreda, Sexburgha (d. c. 699)
female monastery at Minster-en-Sheppey, whose community she joined after
the death of her husband, King Erconbert of Kent. in 664. Her daughter
Erengilda was the abbess of Sheppey, and Bede notes that her
daughter Ermengota had visions. Sexburgha succeeded her sister as abbess
of Ely in 679 and oversaw the translation of
relics to the cathedral at Ely.
Karen Rae Keck
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