Kyneburga


Saint Kyneburga, one of the four daughters of King Paeda, was married to Alfred, Saxon King of Northumbria at the time the Saxons were being converted to Christianity in the mid 600s.

She was converted, had the marriage annulled and set up a nunnery with her sister Kyniswitha at what is now Castor.  The pair were canonized as saints in 670 and later buried in the village, although their remains were moved to Peterborough Abbey some 500 years later.

The church at Castor, on e of the oldest in the country, is the only one in Britain dedicated to St Kyneburga.

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