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Bones found in Kent church likely to be of 7th-century saint

Submitted by Ruiha Smalley on 23 June 2020

Although this article is a couple of months old I only came across it yesterday and thought it may be of interest:


Bones discovered more than a century ago in a Kent church are almost certainly the remains of an early English saint who was the granddaughter of Ethelbert, the first English king to convert to Christianity, experts have concluded.

Saint Eanswythe, the patron saint of the coastal town of Folkestone, is thought to have founded one of the first monastic communities in England, probably around AD660. She died a few years later, while still in her teens or early 20s.


Click here to the Guardian article for the full story.