Name: Editha of Wessex & Mercia
Birth: ABT 804
Burial: Polesworth Abbey
Death: DEAD in Polesworth Abbey, Warwickshire
Edith of Polesworth, OSB Widow (AC)
Died 925? The identity of Saint Edith is very confused. She was definitely the widow of a king of Northumbria and died as a nun, perhaps the abbess, of Polesworth in Warwickshire. Some identify her as the sister of King Athelstan of England and wife of the Viking king, Sihtric. When Sihtric died the year after their marriage (926), she took the veil. Others believe that she was the sister of King Edgar the Peaceful and aunt of Saint Edith of Wilton. There is a possibility that there are two women named Edith of Polesworth (Attwater, Benedictines, Delaney, Encyclopedia).
Catholic Online Saints
St. Edith of Polesworth
Feastday: July 15
St. Edith of Polesworth whose feast day is July 15, was the sister of King Athelstan of England. She married viking king Sihtric at York in 925, and when he died the next year, she became a Benedictine nun at Polesworth, Warwickshire, where she was noted for her holiness and may have become Abbess. She may also have been the sister of King Edgar and aunt of St. Edith of Wilton; or possibly these were two different woman of Polesworth. Her feast day is July 15th.
Father: Egbert "The Great" King Bretwalda of WESSEX I b: ABT 775 in Wessex, England
Mother: Redburga of the FRANKS b: ABT 765 in Toulouse, France