Daughter of Merewalh, King of Mercia, and Saint Ermenburga. Sister of Saint Mildred and Saint Mildgytha. Took the veil from archbishop Saint Theodore. Benedictine nun. Founded Much Wenlock abbey in Shropshire, England, and was abbess there. Miracle worker. Had a mysterious power over birds; they would avoid damaging the local crops when she asked them to.
- 715 at the Much Wenlock Abbey, Shropshire, England of natural causes
- relics re-discovered in 1101 and enshrined in the nearby priory church
- “Saint Milburga“. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 February 2015. Web. 6 March 2015. <>