St Ăthelthryth [Ă■el­ry­]; also known as St Ătheldreda or St Audrey

The most famous of the daughters of Anna/Onna.  She married
[1] Tonberht, Prince of the fenland Gyrwe and
[2] Ecgfri­, prince, later king of Northumbria (670-685).

She was Founding Abbess of Ely. She died and was buried there 679 [23rd June] (HE IV, 19-20).

Her later cult, maintained for centuries by the Abbots and Bishops of Ely, became one of the most powerful in eastern England.

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