Queen Cynethryth

Queen Cynethryth is the wife of King Offa of Mercia and the mother of King Ecgfrith of Mercia. She is the only Anglo-Saxton queen to have been depicted on a coin. She ruled a monastic community in Cookham Abbey (Berkshire) that vanished 1,000 years ago. Historic evidences show that the queen had an equal stature like that of King Offa.
Archeologists have unearthed the Anglo-Saxton monastery, where Queen Cynethryth presided as abbess in the late 7th Century. The monastery, located next to the current site of Holy Trinity Church, provides unique insights in the life of the medieval queen and her likely final resting place.


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