Eadburh of Bicester
Saint Eadburh of Bicester
St Edburg's Church in Bicester, Oxfordshire
|Major shrine||Flanders in Belgium |
|Attributes||daughter of King Penda of Mercia|
She died around 650 at Castor or Aylesbury, her relics were transferred to Bicester Priory Oxfordshire sometime after its foundation circa 1182. Some of her relics were moved by papal decree to Flanders in Belgium in 1500, but a shrine remained at Bicester until removed at the dissolution, around 1538 to Stanton Harcourt. In Bicester (and surrounding areas) she is generally known as St Edburg, which is the patronal dedication of the parish church of Bicester.
Remains of the shrine survive at Stanton Harcourt.
- Birch, Clive (1975) The Book of Aylesbury; p. 35, Chesham: Barracuda