Christina, Nun at Romsey

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Lithuanian: Kristina
Also Known As: "Atheling"
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Death: Died in Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward 'the Exile', Ætheling of England and Agatha of Hungary
Sister of Saint Margaret, Queen of Scots and Eadgar Æðeling, Uncrowned King of England

Occupation: Princess of England
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About Christina, Nun at Romsey

Christina was the sister of Prince Edgar and a Nun At Romsey.

Cristina, daughter of Edward the Exile and Agatha, was the sister of Edgar Ætheling and Saint Margaret of Scotland, born in the 1040s.

She came to the Kingdom of England with her family in 1057, from Hungary. Along with her siblings, she went into exile in the Kingdom of Scotland, at the court of Máel Coluim III, her future brother-in-law.

At some time before 1086, she returned to England, and entered the nunnery at Romsey, where she tutored her nieces Edith and Mary. According to Edith, in testimony given to a conclave of bishops summoned by Archbishop Anselm of Canterbury to determine whether Edith could lawfully marry Henry I of England, Cristina attempted to force her to become a nun, but Edith refused.

Cristina's land-holdings in Warwickshire and Gloucestershire are recorded in the Domesday Book. The date of her death is not known, but she does not appear to have given evidence to the conclave, suggesting she died some time before 1100.

[edit] References

Dunlop, Eileen, Queen Margaret of Scotland. National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2005. ISBN 1-901663-92-2

Henson, Donald, The English Elite in 1066. Anglo-Saxon Books, Hockwold-cum-Wilton, 2001. ISBN 1-898281-26-2

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Christina, Nun at Romsey's Timeline

Wessex, England
Age 51
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, Scotland