Saint Hereswitha

Also known as

  • Haeresvid
  • HaereswiĆ¾
  • Hereswithe
  • Hereswyde

Memorial

Profile

Princess from Northumbria (in modern England), the daughter of Hereric and Breguswith. Sister of Saint Hilda of Whitby. Married to Aethelhere, King of East Anglia. Mother of Alfwold and of Aldwulf who became king of East Anglia. Widow. When her children were grown, she became a nun at Chelles, France.

Born

Died

  • c.690 of natural causes

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Hereswitha“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 September 2013. Web. 24 April 2014. <>