Saint Wulfthryth, Cambridge University Library
Cambridge University Library Additional 2604 is a fifteenth-century miscellany that is largely comprised of East Anglian and Kentish saints’ lives. It also includes a vita of Saint Edith-the patron saint of the convent at Wilton in Wessex. This vita names the birthplace of Edith’s mother, St. Wulfthryth, as ‘Lesing’ in Kent. I suggest that this unique reference may come from a desire to firmly connect Edith’s mother as well as Edith herself to a Kentish heritage.
Brown, Jessica C.
"The Birthplace of Saint Wulfthryth: An Unexamined Reference in Cambridge University Library Additional 2604,"
Quidditas: Vol. 42, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rmmra/vol42/iss1/12