Queen Ethelburga's College being an independent boarding school for girls and boys, was founded in 1912 and is situated in Yorkshire, North of England. QE is set between York and Harrogate, giving it an edge in locality. It is close to historical site as well as the recreatiol spots.
Ethelburga was daughter of King Æthelberht I of Kent. She was probably born around 605 AD, died around 647 and was buried in Lyminge.
That Bertha was Æthelburh’s mother is nowhere stated explicitly, but it is implied by Bede in his Ecclesiastical History, completed in 733.
It is recorded that Eadbald gave Æthelburh his estate at Lyminge where she established a community that later came to be regarded as one of the first monasteries in Anglo-Saxon England, though it is unlikely to have followed a formal monastic rule during her lifetime.
She was probably born around 605-10 AD, died around 647 and was buried in Lyminge . Today, she is more commonly known by the latinised version of her name, but in her lifetime, she would have been known as Æthelburh (pronounced ‘Athelburch’, with the “ch” quite guttural as in Scottish loch).
Part of the agreement was that Edwin should consider becoming a Christian like his bride, which he duly did on Easter Sunday 627 in York after much debate and contemplation. This began the conversion of the North, which was a significant event in the international politics of the time.
Accordingly in the early 620s, it was agreed that Æthelburh should marry Edwin, King of Northumbria.
Æthelberht allowed Augustine to build the first cathedral in the old Roman city of Canterbury, which is why the senior archbishop in England is still the Archbishop of Canterbury. We still have a very tangible link to this period in the form of the Gospels of St Augustine, a book that all the evidence indicates was brought to England by St ...
Almost all abbeys at the time were run by Abbesses, including the joint houses that contained monks as well as nuns. Their role was to protect the spiritual well-being of the kingdom in the fight between the forces of Good and Evil, in just the same way as men in the temporal world did so on the battlefield.