Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8478
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Blanton , Virginia.
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  • Title: King Anna's Daughters: Genealogical Narrative and Cult Formation in the "Liber Eliensis" [The "Liber Eliensis" written by twelfth century monks at Ely, created Wihtburg as another sister for Aethelthryth to underline her sanctity and importance by emphasizing virginity, royalty and holy kinship. These stories went beyond the monastery to local communities in East Anglia and appear in saints' lives and parish records as late as the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques 30, 1 (Spring 2004): Pages 127 - 149.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Æthelthryth of Ely, Queen of Northumbria, Saint Body East Anglia Ely, Cambridgeshire, England- Male Benedictine Monastery Hagiography Liber Eliensis, Chronicle Monasticism Monks Queens Relics Relics- Theft Relics- Translation of Royal Family Virginity Wih
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 7- 8, 10, 12
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  • Illustrations: Two Figures. Figure One Painting of Wihtburg on a roodscreen (Barnham Broom, Norfolk). Figure Two Painting of Wihtburg on a roodscreen (N. Burlingham, Norfolk).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Missouri- Kansas City
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03157997
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