Æbbe the Younger
|Saint Æbbe of Coldingham|
|Died||April 2, 870
Coldingham Monastery, Scotland
For the earlier Abbess of Coldingham, see Æbbe the Elder.
She is best known for a heroic act of self-mutilation to avoid rape by Viking invaders: according to a ninth-century chronicle, she took a razor and cut off her nose in front of the nuns, who followed her example.
- Bartlett, Anne Clark (1995). Male Authors, Female Readers: Representation and Subjectivity in Middle English Devotional Literature. Cornell UP. p. 39. ISBN 9780801430381. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- "St. Ebba the Younger, Martyr, of Coldhingham, Northumbria". Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
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