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Etheldreda, Ickleton by TheRevSteve
Etheldreda, Ickleton, a photo by TheRevSteve on Flickr.

Today the Church of England remembers Etheldreda who died this day in 679AD.

Her story can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Æthelthryth
where I was surprised to learn that the word “tawdry” comes from Etheldreda’s name, via a long chain of derivations and meaning-shifts. Fascinating.

This glass in part of the east window in the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene, Ickleton, Cambridgeshire.

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